Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
M.Ed. Educational Literacy, University of St. Mary's
Grade 3/4 teacher Jill Chang has been working with elementary school students for 19 years and joined the Lower School in 2011. “I am a kid at heart,” Mrs. Chang says. “I love to giggle, dance, sing, and play. Teaching naturally allows me to be silly and have fun while I work. My most treasured moments are when children discover something for the first time; find a solution to a math problem, that first realization that they are reading, when they can effectively resolve an argument with a friend.” Before joining SPA, Ms. Chang was a curriculum specialist and teacher at an independent school in Woodbury where she designed a K-6 curriculum scope and sequence. Ms. Chang also was a third-grade teacher at Cowern Elementary School in North St. Paul. She received a Masters of Education degree at University of St. Mary’s in Winona, MN, and an undergraduate degree in kindergarten/elementary education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Mrs. Chang married her high school sweetheart and they have two daughters. She loves to run and completed her eighth marathon in October, 2014. She enjoys reading, playing golf, watching her kids’ activities, spending time with friends and family, traveling whenever possible, and working in her yard and garden.