Jill M. Shively, PMP, is the deputy director of operations for the Region 9 Comprehensive Center, where she is responsible for project reporting, staffing, budgeting, and performance management, and a senior technical assistance consultant at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Shively ensures that Region 9 Comprehensive Center and other federally and state-funded projects are meeting contract and client expectations and making progress toward outcomes. Her extensive project management experience helps ensure that project teams are collecting quality performance data and monitoring project budgets and timelines to lead to the successful implementation of projects.
In addition, Shively supports the continuous development and improvement of AIR’s technical assistance in the area of school and district improvement. This work includes application design and development for the Leadership for Equity service line. The Leadership Instructional Feedback Tool is an online application that supports the coach and leader through online executive coaching and knowledge building in tandem with virtual and shoulder-to-shoulder coaching.
Previously, as a co-lead of the performance management efforts for the Illinois Center for School Improvement, a statewide system of support center, Shively implemented an effective online project and performance management system that enabled routine and ongoing review of district and school improvement data and mapped progress on deliverables. Shively also contributed to project and performance management for the State Support Network by coordinating with multiple stakeholders on the initial conceptualization and ongoing refinements to an online technical assistance tracking tool designed to collect data and enable the reporting of technical assistance activities. She also coordinated with the deputy director and the performance management lead to ensure that technical assistance projects were implemented as planned and appropriate data were collected and reported.
Shively earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and computer education from Purdue University and has done graduate work in human-computer interaction at DePaul University. She became a certified Project Management Professional in 2018.