Jillian Darwish


  • Blended learning
  • Character education
  • Innovative professional development
  • Leadership
  • Online learning
  • Professional development
  • Reading and literacy
  • School climate and safety

Jillian Darwish joined Mayerson Academy in January of 2014 to serve as president and lead the organization into its next chapter. Prior to arriving at the Academy, Darwish held leadership roles in a broad spectrum of organizations, including philanthropy, public television, professional service agencies, higher education and the K-12 system. Darwish has developed and led numerous teams to create highly regarded and internationally distributed future trends publications; a thriving peer-to-peer online learning community for teachers; widely distributed multimedia educational products and services; and breakthrough results in organizational culture improvement. Darwish has delivered more than 100 international, national and regional keynotes, workshops and panel discussions on strategy, innovation and the future of learning. She is an award-winning educator who earned a bachelor‘s degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning; a master’s in elementary education from Xavier University; and a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Cincinnati.