Ty Jiles is Teach Plus Illinois' Policy Manager. Ty brings over 16 years experience in the field of early childhood education to her position. She began her career as an educator on the south side of Chicago working in Head Start and Kindergarten classrooms with Chicago Public Schools.
Prior to joining Teach Plus, Ty taught in teacher education preparation programs and worked with teachers in child care centers and Pre-K programs. She serves on several committees and works with organizations that support the advancement and welfare of teachers, young children, and their families.
Ty has a doctorate (Ed.D). in Early Childhood Education from Walden University and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Dominican University with approvals in ESL and Special Education.