More About Jill

Jill Harry is a long-time community volunteer with a focus on children and education. This started in 2003 when Jill and a neighbor hosted a weekly playgroup for their own and fellow Catheys Valley community member’s preschool-aged children. This grew into Jill co-leading the effort to have playground equipment installed in Catheys Valley Park, co-founding Catheys Valley Preschool in 2006, and being the lead founding member of Sierra Foothill Charter School in 2011. Jill was board chair of SFCS through 2014 and stayed involved as PR Manager through 2019. 

Jill has been on a variety of boards, often in leadership positions, including Mariposa County First 5, Catheys Valley Elementary Parent Teacher Improvement Committee, Mariposa County High School (MCHS) School Site Council, Mariposa County Unified School District Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, and the MCHS Academic Boosters Club (ABC). Jill joined ABC in 2015 and served as president for six years, through June 2023. Jill was also the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mariposa branch Speech Trek Coordinator in 2017 and 2018. 

 Jill graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a bachelor’s degree in English. She worked in a number of editorial positions in both the computer book and higher education publishing industries for 16 years prior to her community volunteer work.