Ms. Giedt teaches Reading for some lower school students and Theater for both lower and upper school. Jill grew up in the City of Roses. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Directing from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, is an experienced Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Reading Specialist, and is also a licensed yoga instructor. Inspired by her personal experience with dyslexia, Jill created her own tutoring company that caters to students with dyslexia in 1997, Learning To Learn, Inc. She joined the Park Academy team in 2006 after working throughout the Portland area as an independent tutor.
Jill enjoys the small school atmosphere that Park Academy offers. She also appreciates the unique gifts of her students, and the passion they exude in class. She enjoys the energy they bring to her theater classes and how they always step up to the challenges they may face.
Jill lives in Portland with her family and enjoys walking, yoga, spending time with her boys, and ice skating. She was a dancer for eight years with American Contemporary Ballet Company and continues to work as an actor with Ryan Artists.