Light Farms Counselor
Degrees and Certifications:
Master's Degree in School Counseling-Dallas Baptist University Master's Degree in Elementary Education-Governors State University Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education-Governors State University Certified School Counselor-K-12 Teaching Certificate EC-4
Mrs. Jill Van Dyke
Hello! My name is Jill Van Dyke and I am thrilled to start my third year here at Light Farms Elementary as your counselor. I am so excited to be able to serve the students, staff and parents in this great community.
A little bit about me, I have been in education for 20 years. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with so many wonderful students ranging from Pre-K all the way up to 5th grade. My love for helping children inspired me to go on to get my Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Please know I am here to help students grow socially, emotionally and academically!
I was born and raised in the Southern Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and moved to McKinney, TX 13 years ago. My family is getting ready to make the move to Celina in just a few weeks!! I have been married to my wonderful husband Pete for the past 26 years, and we have 2 beautiful daughters. My oldest daughter Alyssa is a pre- kindergarten teacher, and my youngest daughter Samantha is a senior at the University of Arkansas. We also have three furry friends, Bailey, Luna and Brantley that keep us very busy.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year with the wonderful students, parents and staff of Light Farms! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for assistance. Wishing everyone a wonderful 2019-20 school year!