Jackie is an elementary and middle school teacher, with experience teaching upper elementary self-contained classrooms, middle school social studies and middle school ELA. Specifically, some of her teaching experience includes 4th grade reading comprehension and oral fluency, 4th grade math, 4th and 5th grade social studies, 4th , 5th and 6th grade writing, and 6th grade world history. Additionally, Jackie has experience tutoring 1st -8th grade students in reading comprehension, writing, math, and social studies. At the University of Notre Dame, Jackie earned both her B.A. in American Studies and her Masters in Elementary Education. After teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, she taught middle school at Marymount School of New York, where she also directed several theatrical productions. Presently, Jackie is working towards her doctorate in Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania. Jackie is passionate about using creativity in elementary and middle school classrooms to increase student engagement, rigor, and motivation. She is originally from Fairfield County, CT, where countless educators inspired her love for teaching. Outside of the classroom, Jackie loves to sing, experiment with new recipes, run outdoors, and read.