Jill's Twenty Questions
#3 Morning person or nightowl?
#4 What’s a piece of advice someone gave to you, that’s stuck with you?
Do what you love and the money will follow.
#5 What’s a book that’s stuck with you?
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Movie Theater Popcorn
Merkts Cheese on Pretzel Thins
Yasso Greek Yogurt Frozen Bars
Haribo Twin Snakes
Microwaved Apples with Cinnamon Sugar
#7 What’s something you do to relax?
I like to cross stitch and knit.
#8 Describe a teacher you looked up to as a child.
His name is Mr Burnacki. He could teach history as if telling a story. He was a retired swimmer and the only male teacher I had until High School.
#9 What’s your favorite thing to do in Chicago in the winter?
I love shoveling and curling up by the fire after.
#10 Why do you live in Chicago?
I am obsessed with the history here. I wish I could go back to the 1920s and experience what it was like. Walking around the older buildings is magical.
#11 If you were going to live somewhere other than Chicago, where would it be and why would you live there?
I would love to live in London. When I traveled around Europe in High School it always seemed so sophisticated. Also the theater there is awesome!
I would buy a building that would act as a meeting/networking/performance/rehearsal space for actors.
#13 What’s the household chore that you would avoid forever if you could?
I would forever avoid cleaning the bathroom.
#14 What’s a moment that you felt proud of the work you do at Compass?
I was able to convince a very nervous child to stick with the program. By the end of the week, not only had she enjoyed the week visibly but she was so grateful she took my advice.
(This is one of the many reasons why you're awesome, Jill! Thank you for all that you do on the administrative team and the difference you make with your students!)
#15 What are the best three things about you?
I am loyal, hard working and scrappy.
#16 How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Reading a book or watching horror movies!
#17 What’s your favorite day of the week when you are teaching a performance residency?
I love Tuesdays. It is great to see the kids get excited about their roles.
#18 What’s your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?
Christmas is my favorite! I start watching movies, listening to music and prepping for the season on November 1st (don’t judge). I do wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving to decorate but I am in the spirit as soon as Halloween is over. There is a tree and lights all over my home. The Nutcracker MUST be seen. Other must dos are: Christkindlemart, Zoo Lights, Macy’s Windows, Egg Nog (sometimes made from scratch), Breakfast with Santa and my Nieces, Trees at the Museum of Science and Industry and lots and lots of Lifetime/Netflix/Hallmark movies.
Please note: Halloween is a close second. I love to dress up and handout candy on the Boulevard.
#19 Tell us all of the towns you’ve lived in.
Lake Forest, IL
#20 What's the practical skill in your life that you're most proud of?
I can mend, sew, and do alterations!