Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Gillian Conner
Gillian Butts Conner is an Atlanta native. She is the youngest of three girls and a mother of three (two girls and one boy). In her 19 years as an educator, Mrs. Conner has had the pleasure of assisting in shaping the lives of her students, parents, the community, and ultimately the world. Teaching has given her the opportunity to build lasting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Teaching has also taught Mrs. Conner that, “Education is less about learning facts and more about training the mind to think.”
- Mrs. Conner graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia in 1995.
- She attended Georgia Southern University, Georgia Perimeter College, and Georgia State University.
- In 2000, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University.
- In 2005, she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.
- Before coming to Atlanta Public Schools, Mrs. Conner has worked for the Cobb County Schools and the DeKalb County School District.
- She has worked in various capacities: classroom teacher, EIP Math teacher, Title I Teacher, and as a teacher leader.
- Mrs. Conner was honored to be voted Teacher of The Year by her peers.
Interesting Atlanta Fact: Mrs. Conner’s great-uncle Thomas “Pee Wee” Butts played baseball with the Atlanta Black Crackers for the American Negro League from 1936 until 1939. He went on to play for various ANL teams until 1955.