Jackie administers and teaches in The Summer MA program for theatre educators and the BFA in theatre education. Additionally she teaches Acting 1 for BFA acting majors in the School of Theatre & Dance and the Essentials of Fine Arts in the College of Education at the University of St. Thomas. Jackie is also currently pursuing a Doctorate in teacher leadership with a focus on arts integration through Concordia University-Portland. She serves on the University of Houston Faculty Senate, the Center for Educational Development of Fine Arts Training Cadre and was the 2012 recipient of the Ross M. Lence Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Prior to her work at the University of Houston 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 earned state and national accolades. She holds an M.Ed. in educational administration from Concordia University-Austin.