Gifted & Talented MTSS
Program Support Specialist
- State Director of Gifted and Talented Programs
- MTSS Program Support Specialist for the State Personnel Development Grant
- Supports Professional Development Activities of the Agency, including OPI Summer Institute and High School Forum
Jackie joined OPI in 2023 as the Gifted and Talented Director and MTSS Program Support Specialist in the CETA Unit of Special Education. Jackie believes in strong systems and instructional practice that is grounded by evidence and supported by data. She comes with 20 years of experience in education. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, first grade, elementary music and character education. In addition to teaching, Jackie has been a high school class advisor, a student council advisor, a preschool coordinator, a K-12 counselor, and a volleyball coach. For the past 5 years, she has been the Literacy Coach/ Assessment and Intervention coordinator for a K-12 school. Jackie led the school leadership team for the MCSDLP grant and was a member of their MTSS team. She enjoys camping in the Beartooth Mountains, gardening and spending time with her husband, children, and pets.