Jill Cross is a graduate of the University of South Florida. She received her MA in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Cross is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and has been in education for fifteen years.

Jill was formerly the curriculum integration specialist at the 11th Museum Magnet, where she worked with local museums to bring museum resources into the classroom to enhance curriculum. She has coordinated the development of standards and curriculum in both public and private schools and has presented at many national conferences on object-based learning, twenty-first century learning skills, and project-based learning.

Jill is a 2016 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Emerging Leader, an ASCD Influence Leader, and a Colonial Williamsburg Master Teacher.