Jacqueline (she/her) has been a classroom teacher since 2017, and has joyfully been part of The Meridian School community since 2022. She is originally from Colorado, but has taught in elementary classrooms in Botswana, Australia, China, and Thailand. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2022, Jacqueline taught second grade for two years at The American School of Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand, after teaching three years at an international school in Beijing, China. Jacqueline also has four years of experience teaching environmental stewardship and outdoor education in Colorado. Jacqueline is trained in Project Learning Tree, Cambridge Assessment English, Cambridge Assessment International Education, Bridges in Mathematics, Responsive Classroom, 95 Phonics, and Project-Based Learning. Jacqueline believes the best learning happens through rich hands-on experiences and real-world application. She fosters a lifelong love of learning in her classroom through empathy and trusting relationships. When not teaching her curious third graders, Jacqueline loves studying Chinese, teaching yoga, skiing, hiking, and planning her next travel adventures!