Jean is a veteran organizer with nineteen years of experience in office administration and previous experience teaching elementary art. She was president of an arts non-profit for 8 years, successfully implementing new procedures to handle the growing membership and funds. While working in independent schools, Jean assisted a member of the California Independent School Board and various heads of schools, acted as the liaison to an independent school board, and assisted in editing The Head’s Handbook, published by the National Association of Independent Schools. Recently, Jean retired from 13 years of chairing an annual Bay Area art show that displayed over 300 pieces. She manages the office and performs countless support jobs that keep the Mills Teacher Scholars program running smoothly. A love of both art and math led her to receive her B.A. in Commercial Design at the University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design.