Jill Patnode is the Program Manager for Kaiser Permanent’s Thriving Schools, Washington Region. In this position, she supports systemic efforts to build cross-system efforts supporting high-school completion and post-secondary credentials.
Prior to this position, Jill was the Director of Dropout Intervention, Re-engagement, and Safety Services at the Puget Sound Educational Service District. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. During her 27 years working with at-risk youth, she has worked as a juvenile parole counselor, sex offender treatment coordinator, student assistance counselor, school climate coordinator and director of re-entry and reengagement services for youth involved in foster care, juvenile justice and PathNet. Her roles have spanned the continuum of direct service to systems change and include: prevention intervention specialist, middle school intervention coordinator, program manager and director.
Jill currently participates on several statewide planning teams, including Open Doors Steering Committee, Becca Taskforce, Pierce County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Steering Committee, OSPI School Safety Advisory and the DSHS Smart on Juvenile Justice Strategic Task Force. She provides professional development to educators in the areas of: race & equity, data use & cycle of inquiry, crisis response teams, issues of abuse, Olweus Bullying Prevention, school safety planning, PathNet, navigating school systems, resiliency and dropout intervention and reengagement.
Jill Patnode is a member of the Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy Class of 2016, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.