Jill Cohen has worked in the West Hempstead Union Free School District for 30 years. She started out as a classroom teacher with experience in grades kindergarten through fourth grades.

In 2014 she became a K-2 Math AIS teacher and currently serves as the Math AIS teacher for grades 4-6 at George Washington Intermediate School. She is a recipient of a New York State STLE (Strengthening Teacher Leader Effectiveness) Teacher Leader Grant for the 2014-2015 School Year. During that time she worked to help build strong collaborative work environment, with a goal of having school staffs work together toward key school improvement goals. She created a model classroom in which would visit and observe so teachers might find useful ideas and bring back to their students to apply.