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David Pillar

David Pillar, EdD, is assistant director at Hoosier Hills Career Center, with the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Bloomington, Indiana. Hoosier Hills Career Center is a CTE school serving students from nine local high schools and five school districts in south central Indiana in a wide variety of career paths.

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David Pillar

David Pillar, EdD, is assistant director at Hoosier Hills Career Center, with the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Bloomington, Indiana. Hoosier Hills Career Center is a CTE school serving students from nine local high schools and five school districts in south central Indiana in a wide variety of career paths.

In Dr. Pillar's 20+ years as an educator, he has also served as an award-winning middle school principal, school safety coordinator, assistant principal, athletic director, high school social studies teacher, and basketball coach. Dr. Pillar also served as an adjunct instructor in social studies curriculum and instruction at the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Education for 14 years.

Under Dr. Pillar’s leadership, Jackson Creek Middle School operated as a professional learning community (PLC) since the 2010–11 school year and has been recognized as a Model PLC School. In 2014, Dr. Pillar was named the Indiana District 9 Middle School Principal of the Year.

He has presented regularly at the Indiana Association of School Principals Conference, the Indiana School Safety Specialists Academy, and the Indiana School Resource Officers Association Conference.

Dr. Pillar has a bachelor’s degree in secondary social studies education from Indiana University, a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan, and an EdS and EdD from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.


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Presentations by David Pillar

  • Jackpot: Ending the Teacher Lottery
  • Making the PLC Leap: Starting the Journey that Will Never End
  • Taking Your Time: Creating Opportunities for Teachers to Collaborate, Reteach, and Enrich
  • The Best Meetings You’ll Ever Attend: The Keys to Valuable Collaborative Team Meetings

“Thank you for keeping things moving and relevant. I appreciate your energy.”

Juanita Danie, teacher, Durant Intermediate School, Oklahoma

“Dr. Pillar related all the materials directly to our school and goals... Presentation and interaction was great. Your suggestions for moving forward were real and useful.”

Terese Oliver, instructional facilitator, Pulaski Middle School, Arkansas