Jackie holds a Masters of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and an undergraduate degree in Organizational Management. She is the co-director of Parma Preschool and a lead teacher. Jackie also works at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University as an instructor in the Early Childhood Education department. She also is currently working on a Ph.D. in Reggio Emilia Studies in Early Childhood Education at Antioch University. Jackie is the facilitator for the Cleveland Reggio Study Group and active in the advocacy of children in the Cleveland area.