Jackie LeJeune, M.A.T.
Professional Learning and Implementation Specialist
Dana Center Role
Jackie works within local and state educational systems to foster equity and access for all students. She exposes teachers, school leaders, and above-school-level leaders to research-based strategies that nurture students’ intellectual passions and ensure that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace.
Jackie uses current research on effective and culturally responsive instructional leadership, high-leverage teaching practices, and relevant student learning practices to design, develop, and facilitate professional learning opportunities for educators. She collaborates with districts and states to best address specific concerns at a system level and capitalizes on their unique resources.
Additionally, Jackie leverages her experiences as a classroom teacher and instructional coach to support the development of K–12 mathematics and science professional learning.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Jackie has 13 years of experience with Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Florida), serving in various roles. She most recently was a Title 1 mathematics academic coach for K–5, assisting individual school sites in the prioritization of needs to develop a focused Mathematics Action Plan aligned with the School Improvement Plan and research-based instructional best practices. She also developed curriculum resources and professional learning for instructional leaders and teachers.
In addition, Jackie supported teachers, site-based math coaches, and administrators in the implementation of the Math Action Plan through progress monitoring, professional development, and planning sessions.
Previously as an elementary mathematics coach, she planned and modeled effective, rigorous, student-centered math lessons aligned with the standards as well as facilitated weekly planning sessions with K–5 grade-level teams that incorporated professional development to deepen teachers’ content knowledge and understanding of best instructional practices.
M.A.T., Mathematics, University of Tampa
B.A., Psychology, University of Tampa
Creating a common and actionable mathematics vision. Presented at the Learning Forward annual conference, St Louis, MO (December 2019).
Leading for the standards and key shifts: Understanding your instructional coaching program. Presented at the Learning Forward annual conference, St Louis, MO (December 2019).
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education