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Jill Gomez Recognized as ‘One to Watch’ in New Orleans CityBusiness

All information derived from New Orleans CityBusiness article.

Jill Gomez, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Director of Student Formation
Brother Martin High School

Joining the Brother Martin High School faculty in 1997, Jill Gomez serves as a partner in mission working with over 1100 students to educate them for life as the school’s director of student formation. She oversees the Formation Center, a tutoring and homework space on campus that allows students to complete assigned work, get specific assistance in all subject areas, and set and check individual academic goals.

Prior to becoming director of student formation, Gomez started her career in education as a mathematics teacher and then moved to the role as a school counselor; she chaired the Guidance Department for 12 years. Gomez holds a national certification and state license in counseling as well as certification as a counselor supervisor. In addition, she has a lifetime teaching certificate in secondary math instruction.  She also has served as National Junior Honor Society moderator and standardized test preparation coordinator at Brother Martin.

Currently, she continually updates programs for individual students in the Formation Center to help each find his own personal academic success with daily monitoring and tutoring. She manages a year-long weekly course for all students in the school aimed at increasing their performance on standardized tests, such as the PSAT and ACT. She has revamped the curriculum to include not only up-to-date but also innovative ways of teaching content in order to engage more students in the learning process. Expertise from additional instructors is used to create videos and lessons meeting students’ needs in ways that are engaging and enlightening. Gomez also coordinates a number of programs, such as the sophomore Interview, designed to help every student find academic success and obtain personal growth to “meet the needs of a changing world,” as mentioned in the school’s mission statement.

Gomez earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics education in 1990 and a masters of education in counselor education with a concentration in school and human services counseling in 1997 from the University of New Orleans.

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