Jacki grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina in 2017. She has a B.A. in Psychology and has coupled that formal knowledge with multiple hands-on experiences with children. In the past, she has worked as a family nanny and a professional teacher in both private childcare and public schools. Most recently, she worked as an Instructional Assistant for Kindergarten at Forest View Elementary. Jacki began working part-time/seasonally with Wildflower in 2019. We were thrilled to have her join us full-time in August 2022.
Jacki has found her life’s passion working with children. In a general sense, she loves getting to know the many different aspects of child development. At an individual level, she adores unearthing each little personality and quirk! When Jacki is able to have a hand in a child’s positive growth—mind, body, and spirit—she feels incredibly rewarded.
Outside of her work, Jacki loves spending time with her daughter, reading, hiking, playing softball, and just being outside in general. Her family, cats, dogs, and chickens are also usually willing to join in the fun.
“If you get tired,
learn to rest,
not to quit.”