pronouns: she, her, hers
Jackie Harman, manager of business development at Tagoras, has two decades of experience in business and learning. She spent the early part of her career as a financial analyst in the banking software industry before deciding to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. She attended a full-time graduate program at Johns Hopkins University, becoming an elementary school teacher in a high-needs school.
Constantly challenged to effectively meet the needs of her diverse group of students, Jackie immersed herself in additional training to learn instructional practices aimed at improving engagement and accessibility. She participated in programs including Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts, University of Maryland’s Artist Teacher Institute, and Unveiling History, a collaboration with George Mason University.
After several years, Jackie had the opportunity to become involved in staff development, transitioning from working with children in the classroom to working directly with teachers instead. In that role she used adult learning principles to foster the development and growth of staff at every grade level. Collaborating with school and county administrators, Jackie also served on the instructional leadership team, instructional council, and school improvement team. During that time, she also took on the role as the arts integration specialist; she coached and modeled strategies and wrote grants to secure artist-in-residence programs schoolwide.
Keeping with her interest in the adult learning space, Jackie joined the Tagoras team in 2015. She’s worked behind the scenes on the Leading Learning Podcast since its inception and enjoys being part of a team whose mission is to elevate those serving the market for adult lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.