Jackie is a registered Early Childhood Educator, working as a Program Manager for a multi-site non profit child care organization. When she started there 28 years ago it was one of the first fully integrated child care programs in Durham. Her first experience with Grandview came while supporting the families of some of the young children in her care. She worked with the parents as they first became apprised of their children’s’ special needs and together they were able to access and work closely with the services of Grandview’s Preschool Outreach Program.
Jackie has worked frontline as well as supervisory positions within child care during her career as well as teaching for Durham College in the Early Childhood Education Program, before moving into her current position as Program Manager.
Jackie is a member of The Best Start Network Durham Region, BSN-Research Knowledge and Mobilization Committee, Co-chair of the Professional Education and Training Committee (Durham Region Child Care Forum).
Jackie has held positions on the Durham College advisory committee -ECE program, Focus Group MTCU Early Childhood Education cluster Program Standards Review, Positive Discipline Coalition of Durham Region, DRCCF Conference Committee, and BSN Child Care Sub Committee
Jackie and husband Kirk have two grown children, enjoy golfing and weekend getaways to the cottage.