Richard A. Martin, Ph.D., Executive Director
Rich holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a research emphasis on Shakespeare and Dramatic Literature. His varied 40 year career in education includes serving as an English and theater teacher in public and private high schools, colleges and universities, and 10 years as a senior administrator in independent schools. Since 2008 he has been the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, which is the primary connective resource for approximately 64 schools and over 3,500 educators in Tennessee. The principal coordinator for professional development, conferences, and leadership training for the Association, he also represents the interests of member schools with the state government and with regional and national independent school associations such as SAIS, NAIS, and ISAnet.
Jill S. Hall, Assistant Director
Jill is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She taught in public schools for seven years. Prior to coming onboard with TAIS in 2009, she worked in Vanderbilt University's Development and Alumni Relations Department.