Phone: 352-291-4000


Degrees and Certifications:

* Bachelor Degree in History and Geography, from the University of Florida * Master's Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Florida

Mrs. Riley

Hello All!

I am Jillian Riley. I am a graduate of the Marion County Public School System. I graduated from the IB Program at Vanguard High School. I then went on to earn several degrees from the University of Florida. I fell in love with history in 8th grade at Fort King Middle School. My teacher, Mr. Saxon, was wonderful; he truly brought history to life. I hope to show you that history is more than old dead guys who did something long ago, but to show you that you are living and making history right now! I have had the privilege of teaching 8th grade American History in Gainesville and North Marion Middle, US History, World History honors and AP here at West Port, as well as spending four years teaching World History at Oviedo High School.

 I have such a love for history that I travel all over  the world to see more of it and learn first hand from locals about their cultures and customs. I have even lived in Germany in order to study the Holocaust in more detail. Over the course of the past few years I have been traveling with students over the summers. We have traveled together to Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Australia.

If you have any questions please feel free to email my Marion County email. I am looking forward to this new year with you all and I know it will be a great one! GO WOLFPACK!