Jackie is the Primary Assistant in the Daisies classroom. She started at Discovery Garden in August 2017, soon after moving to Missouri with her husband. She was born and raised in California. She received her Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. It was here that she studied the importance of exploration for children. After receiving her degree she continued studying in order to receive her elementary teaching credential and bilingual authorization to teach. After college she helped start the first year of the 90/10 Spanish Dual Immersion program at Pacheco Elementary school in San Luis Obispo as a bilingual kindergarten teacher. Jackie loves yoga, ice cream, coffee, and traveling the world!