Jacqueline Jolly has over 20 years of experience working in education, ranging from elementary to graduate level. Some previous positions have been classroom teacher, coach, principal, director of teaching and learning, and educational consultant for the WI Department of Public Instruction. Most recently, Jacqueline served as School Improvement Coordinator in Milwaukee Public Schools. She oversaw curriculum, data, and professional development and provided ongoing support for administrators and teachers in her position.

Jacqueline is a certified AVID District Director. She has also served as a part-time Adult Basic Skills instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College for the last 19 years, teaching Math and Communications for GED or HSED 5.09 Adult Basic Learners. Over the last twenty-one years, she has supported and worked in traditional, Montessori, Gifted and Talented, and International Baccalaureate (IB) settings.

Jacqueline has provided professional development, coaching, and walkthroughs around virtual learning, support around school improvement strategies, assistance with the development of Title I applications and budgets, and the development and monitoring of sustainable systems that positively impact teaching and learning. She provided support for GED/HSED and Adult Basic Education instruction. Her support ranged from coaching around resources, understanding how to use TABE scores to move students toward proficiency, modeling various instructional strategies, and reversing the Pipeline to Prison for Black Males. She has worked with several school districts to support their work around equity in education.

Jacqueline received her formal education in Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics, a Master’s from Mount Mary College in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in mathematics education, and a second Masters’s in Administrative Leadership from National Louis University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Program Improvement Leadership at Capella University. To serve her community, Jacqueline is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., a member at large for Blacks for Political and Social Action of Dane County, Inc., and board secretary for UpGrade Media School of the Arts.