Jackie taught theatre in public schools for fifteen years. She has directed more than 60 productions including Tommy Tune Award winning musicals and four State qualifying One Act Plays. Her students have earned state and national accolades. She holds an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Concordia University. Jackie administers and teaches in The Summer MA program for Theatre Educators, is developing the BFA in Theatre Education and teaches Acting 1 & 2 for The School of Theatre & Dance.