Be Involved

For the last 10 years I have worked diligently to protect our public values, foster change and make a difference in our community.  I strongly believe that civic engagement is critical to strengthening our public education system. As you can see from my history I am passionate and committed to working hard for PWCS.  I am not a career politician by any means, but, I do believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity of public education and providing a world class education for all students.

At Yorkshire Elementary, a very diverse Title 1 school, I served on the Parent Teacher Organization for 7 years, 3 of those years as their PTO President, as well as on the School Advisory Council, School Counselling Committee and as a parent volunteer.   As a team we worked to develop strong relationships with students, families and staff in order to create a safe and enjoyable academic environment where all students are supported academically, emotionally, and culturally.  During this time I also worked closely with Marty Nohe, Coles District Supervisor, to create the Yorkshire Civic Association with the goal of bringing together residents, community businesses, schools and local government officials interested in neighborhood improvement.

While at Parkside Middle School, I served as the School Advisory Committee (SAC) Secretary for 4 years and currently as their President for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Our goal is to promote communication between PKMS staff and the community in order to work together for instructional program planning purposes and strategic planning.  I also participated in the Comprehensive Review of PWCS Special Education Pre-K – Grade 12 programs in 2018 as well as attended the Superintendents Advisory Council on Instruction Best Practices Conference at Ashland Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year.  At PKMS my children participated in the Cambridge Program, World Language Program, Global Perspectives, the Music Program, Athletics, Special Education Program and their award winning VEX Robotics and Botball Program.

Since Fall 2017, I have served on the Principal’s Advisory Council at Osbourn Park High School. The Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC) involves open chair time where topics and questions can be discussed directly with the Principal. Agenda items are also discussed as part of the school’s strategic plan. As a family we continue to support the OPHS BioTechnology Program, OPHS Music Boosters, OPHS Athletic Boosters and OPHS PTSO.  In the Fall 2018, I attended the Superintendent’s Business Breakfast hosted by Dr. Walts.  Tonight I an attending the CTE Career Connections Event at the Edward Kelly Center.  In the coming weeks, I have been invited to the PWCS 2019 Outstanding Educators Reception at Colgan HS and the PWCS Best Practices Conference at Forest Park High School on February 14th.  I am dedicated to learning all aspects of PWCS to better serve our community.

You can look forward to my continued work PWCS, the best is yet to come……..

PWCS Experience

Current President of the PKMS School Advisory Council, previously the Secretary for 4 years for the PKMS SAC
Current Member of the OPHS Parent Advisory Council
Former President of the Yorkshire Elementary School PTO
Member of the YES School Advisory Council
Co-Founder of the Yorkshire Civic Association
Parent Volunteer for over 10 years
Parent of 3 boys still in PWCS involved in special education, school athletics, music programs, robotics and the BioTech Program at OPHS.

I have been actively involved in the Coles District for over 10 years!

Coles District Area Schools

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About Me

I am not a politician, just a mom, wife, education warrior and community collaborator. I believe in quality education through:

    • Advocating for all students
    • Enhancing educational resources
    • Promoting equity across the county
    • Closing achievement gaps
    • Developing safety and security at all schools
    • Increasing per pupil spending in PWCS
    • Improving Teacher Retention
    • Promoting positive school culture

BIO

Jackie holds a State of Virginia Teaching License in Special Education for ages Pre-K through Secondary Education with a Master of Education Degree from George Mason University in Curriculum and Instruction. Her undergraduate degree is in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut with a Special Education Teaching Endorsement from Central Connecticut State University. Jackie has been actively employed in education in the State of Virginia for over 25 years most of those years in Fairfax County Public Schools.
Currently she works as an Employment & Transition Representative (ETR) at Mountain View Alternative High School in Centreville, VA as well as a few alternative education programs in FCPS. She is a member of the Workforce & Education Committee for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Youth & Education Committee on the Tyson’s Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Jackie serves as President of the Parkside Middle School Advisory Council and is a member the Osbourn Park High School Parent Advisory Council. Previously, she was on the Yorkshire Elementary School Parent Advisory Council and served as their PTO President for a few years. Jackie was also a co-founder of the Yorkshire Civic Association in the Coles District of Prince William County along with her neighbors. Jackie oversees a children’s literacy project where gently used children books are collected and donated to various programs in need of books for children of all ages. So far, these books have been donated to a HeadStart Program, Yorkshire Elementary School as well as to the Prince William County Courthouse. Jackie also volunteered for many years as a Religious Education Teacher at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA.
Jackie & her husband, Mike, have three children in PWCS and live in the Coles District of Prince William County with her family.