Butler University’s College of Education has introduced Jill Jay as the new Director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP) and Katie Russo as Director of Student Personnel Services and External Relations.
Jay comes to Butler from Mill Creek Community School Corporation in Clayton, Indiana, where she was Superintendent (2013-2014), Assistant Superintendent (2011-2013), Director of Student and Professional Learning (2010-2011) and Principal of Mill Creek East Elementary (2004-2010).
Since 2011, she has been an Adjunct Professor in EPPSP, an innovative and experience-based master’s program that prepares its graduates for the many challenges facing school administrators. EPPSP provides hands-on opportunities for students to demonstrate proficiency and to practice leadership skills in their schools.
Jay earned her doctorate in Education Leadership and Administration from Indiana State University, a Master of Science in Education Administration, EPPSP Group 22, from Butler, a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Purdue University.
Russo was Assistant Director of Licensing with the Indiana Department of Education from August 2008-August 2014. From 1983 to 1988, she taught third grade at St. Luke Catholic School in Indianapolis. In 1988 to 2008, she was Assistant Principal at St. Luke Catholic School in Indianapolis.
Russo earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Science in Elementary Education and completed the Educational Administration program from Butler.
As Director of Student Personnel Services and External Relations, Russo will oversee the clinical experiences in the college, including internships and student teaching, cultivate community and school partnerships and guide students through the testing, licensure and job placement process.