Jackie Taylor has been teaching children since 1998. She graduated from Western Montana College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. In 2015 she completed her Masters in Science in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.
Jackie worked in the early childhood lab school on her college campus and upon graduating became the school’s lead teacher and director. She then moved to New York and taught grades 4th, 5th, & 6th at the Children’s Country Day School. During her second year there she served as the interim Head of School and taught Spanish.
Jackie has been teaching at The Gardner School since 2001. She has taught grades 4, 5, & 6, and is currently teaching Loowit (grades 1 & 2). Since 2006 she has also served as the Elementary Curriculum Coordinator for Gardner.
In addition to teaching, Jackie has been a volunteer coach for several basketball and soccer teams. She is an avid sports fan who plays competitive softball and soccer.
Her husband, Willis, is the Aftercare Coordinator at Gardner and they have two children who attend the school; Carver and Gracie.