Jackie helped bring the National Agenda for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired to Pennsylvania. This agenda sets forth best practices in education, along with a description of the Expanded Core Curriculum:
Jackie made sure students who are deafblind were included in Pennsylvania’s Communication Plan for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. This document helps teams determine necessary supports for reading, communication, and the utilization of assistive technologies:
On a personal note, I met Jackie over 27 years ago. She took me under her wing immediately, and has never stopped advocating for children and youth with disabilities. Jackie brings goodness, excellence and commitment to all that she does.