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John Hilliard, President of Paridad
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Jack Fields

Jack has over 40 years of experience working in public school environments.  He has worked in programs that range from general education to ELL education and span from Pre-school to the university level. His passion for the last 20 years has been in working collaboratively with teachers and administrators to address the needs of learners and co-developing plans to improve services to all children.  He is especially devoted to working on the needs of English language learners.  Jack strongly believes that teachers with a shared vision and mission are the pivot points for successful teaching and learning.  Currently, Jack is coaching educators in their development and application of collaborative, problem solving approaches.




  • Program Design & Development

  • Leadership & Strategic Planning

  • Program Evaluation



  • Director, bilingual education, ESL, and migrant programs

  • Graduate Course Instructor

  • Principal, elementary & middle school

  • Teacher, ESL, grades K-8



  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A & M, 1996

  • M.A., Education Administration, Northern Illinois University, 1973

  • B.A., Augustana College, IL, 1967




  • General Administration & Supervision  

  • Secondary Education 

  • Social Studies

  • English

  • Bilingual Education (Spanish)


English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators

A popular book, in its second edition, serves as a quick reference for administrators, teachers, and leadership teams, a wellspring of ideas from 71 experts for program development and improvement, and a framework for pre-service or in-service professional learning.  Jack was invited to write about bilingual teacher performance appraisal

Hamayan, E. & Freeman Field, R. (Eds.). (2012, 2006). English language learners at school: A guide for administrators. Philadelphia, PA: Caslon, Inc.

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