Jill Kauffman, Chief Financial Officer

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Jill Kauffman, Chief Financial Officer

Jill Kauffman serves as Chief Financial Officer at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) of Memphis, TN.  PDS is one of the country’s leading independent schools for boys. As Chief Financial Officer at PDS, she is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the school’s operations.

Jill graduated magna cum laude form the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. She has the certification of Certified Public Accountant. Jill began her career in Atlanta, Georgia, working first with the General Accounting Office that reports directly to Congress and subsequently with the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She transferred to Memphis in 1984 and continued her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has also held leadership positions with Banking Consultants of America and AccuShip as their Chief Financial Officer.

Jill enjoys painting, mosaics, gardening, reading, hiking and spending time with her family.  She and her husband Mason are active members of Second Presbyterian Church and are the parents of Candice and Christian.

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  • Steve Hancock

    Steve Hancock


    A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Steve has been headmaster of PDS since 2014.


  • Debbie Todd

    Debbie Todd

    Head of Early Childhood

    With an extensive background in elementary and early childhood education, Debbie has been with PDS since 2005.


  • Mark Fruitt

    Mark Fruitt

    Principal of the Elementary Division

    A native Memphian, Mark joined PDS in 2004 as a coach and still coaches teams at PDS.


  • Laura Glenn

    Laura Glenn

    Head of Elementary School

    Laura began her career in the Admission office before becoming a classroom teacher, teaching 1st and 3rd grade.


  • Jill Kauffman

    Jill Kauffman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jill is responsible for all financial operations at PDS.


  • Melissa Smith

    Melissa Smith

    Chief Information Officer


  • Dennis Smith

    Dennis Smith

    Director of Athletics and Operations

    Dennis has 3 decades of experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring students.


  • Cheryl Burkart

    Cheryl Burkart

    Director of Administrative Support

    Prior to joining PDS, Cheryl was co-owner of Fox Ridge Pet Resort.


  • Rachel Bishop

    Rachel Bishop

    Director of Admission

    Rachel joined PDS in the summer of 2015. She has spent time in the classroom as well as in administration at other independent schools in the area.


  • McKee Humphreys '95

    McKee Humphreys '95

    Assistant Head of School for Advancement

    A native Memphian and alumnus of PDS, McKee left a career in finance to answer God's calling


  • Howard Graham

    Howard Graham

    Chaplain and Executive Director of Building Boys, Making Men

    Having served as Chairman of our board and as a local business leader, Howard answered the call to join PDS in 2018.