About Jillian DeBusk

Jillian DeBusk is an Upper School Learning Specialist at Dana Hall School. She joined the School in 2017.

Navigating “Pandemic Learning” with a Neurodiverse Learning Profile


Ding, ding. Ding, ding. The doorbell rang as students “arrived” and logged into the Learning Differences Affinity Group virtual meeting. Megan Anderson, Kim Stewart, Jillian DeBusk (Dana Hall’s Learning Specialists) and Erica Ramirez (Director of Community, Equity, and Inclusion) were ready to greet them.  The Learning Differences Affinity Group was Continue reading Navigating “Pandemic Learning” with a Neurodiverse Learning Profile

On The Road to Self-Advocacy

Girls hiking

LeDerick Horne, spoken word poet and advocate for students with learning disabilities, shared his personal journey with Dana Hall students in October 2019. Students listened with rapt attention, and his presentation ignited conversation amongst many about self-awareness and affirmation of their learning challenges. During the lunch following his presentation, students Continue reading On The Road to Self-Advocacy

Neurodiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

day of community learning

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 22, students in grades 5-12, faculty, and staff gathered to participate in Dana Hall’s Day of Community Learning. The presentations and workshops were all organized around the common theme of Continue reading Neurodiversity, Equity, and Inclusion