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Jillian Porter-Eshelman


Hello, my name is Jillian Porter-Eshelman and I have the joy of running our award winning Theatre program and teaching Art 1 at Sage Creek. This is my 8th year at Sage Creek and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful team. I grew up in Carlsbad Unified School District and come from a family of educators and coaches in the district. It is my goal to bring the arts to life for my students as CUSD did for me. I live in Oceanside with my husband Sam, an Assistant Principal at RBV and CHS alum, our wonderfully wild 2 year old Tommy, and new baby girl Maggie born in July! I will be on maternity leave for the first trimester but cannot wait to get back on stage this winter! Please do not hesitate to reach out in the meantime. 

For up to date information on our arts programs, please visit our social media sites (linked to the right) and check out our Sage Creek Drama homepage linked below. 

Check Google Classroom for all materials and up to date information!


M.A. Teaching 

Point Loma Nazarene University 

San Diego, CA


B.A. Theatre Performance and Speech

Wagner College

New York, New York


Teaching Credentials: 

English (Theatre), Art, Multiple Subjects, and Special Education (Mild/Mod).



Professional Experience

Valley Middle School

Long Term Substitute Drama and Music 

Carlsbad, CA


Carlsbad Community Theatre and Performing Arts Academy

Theatre and Music Director

Carlsbad, CA 


Gilbert Park SUN Elementary School

Drama and Music Teacher

Portland, OR


David Douglas Community Transition Program

SPED Instructional Assistant

Portland, OR


Childroots Pre School

Primary Pre School Teacher

Portland, OR