Language Development Coach, Kildeer Countryside School District 96
After earning her degree in elementary education at the University of Iowa, Jackie Griffin joined the teaching field as a first grade teacher in Bellwood, Illinois. Jackie found her passion teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students and joined the team of Language Development Coaches at Kildeer School District 96. She has been working as a Language Development Coach for the past ten years. In addition to her undergraduate degree in elementary education, Jackie earned a masters degree in curriculum and instruction with an ELL endorsement and a masters degree in the principal preparation program from Concordia University, Chicago.