Jackie has been active in the field of education for more than fifteen years. She taught middle school science in the Denver Public Schools before coming to the Boston area to pursue a doctoral degree. Her dissertation, completed in 2008, was a mixed-methods study of the relationship between urban middle school climate and accountability policies. She also worked for several years as a teaching fellow and graduate assistant, encouraging undergraduates to pursue careers in urban and science education.
Prior to coming to EDC, Jackie served as an educational research consultant at the Cheche Konnen Center at TERC, where she contributed to a project that examined the social and cultural development of teacher community and professional development.
Jackie holds a B.A. in chemistry from New York University; M.A. in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on secondary science instruction and english as a second language from the University of Colorado; and an Ed.D. in educational administration, training, and policy studies from Boston University.