Jackie was born and raised in the Midwest. Jackie attended Lindenwood University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. In August of 2000, she moved to New York to start her life with her husband Jeff.  She then began her first job as a First Grade leave replacement teacher in Harrison, then moving on to teach first grade in the Bronx for four more years. In the meantime, Jackie began pursuing her Masters degree at Mercy College as a reading specialist.  But plans changed when she became a Mother to her first child, Briana! Jackie and her husband then made the decision for her to become a full time stay at home mother. Three years later they proudly welcomed their second child, Jeffrey, to the family! When Jeffrey became a first grader himself, Jackie made the decision to rejoin the wonderful world of teaching! She joined the SCCNS family in September of 2014 as a 3’s teacher, and has enjoyed every moment!