As an NJEA Priority Schools Consultant I am always looking for well-presented, relevant Professional Development for the educators I support. Jackie’s background in education, including her classroom experience, means that teachers respond well to her as she understands the issues that they encounter. She exhibits professionalism while at the same time being able to interact with humor and anecdotal information, which maintains her audience’s interest. If districts want teachers to continue to learn they need to provide them with the quality Professional Development which Jackie provides.
"Jackie worked with our team of school administrators and a select group of teachers to help our district transition to full implementation of the RtI model. Throughout the process, we found her to be very knowledgeable, approachable, and understanding of our district’s needs. She was very invested in helping us to achieve our district’s professional development goals and remains willing to collaborate with us to this day. As we prepared for the staff development program, Jackie contacted us regularly to thoroughly assess our priorities in order to tailor the program in accordance to our specific objectives. We would definitely recommend Jackie to other districts to help support their professional learning initiatives."
"Jackie gave a great workshop!! Very well prepared and extremely informative with explanations, hands-on activities and ideas to be immediately implemented into classrooms. Her professionalism and enthusiasm for the program was outstanding!When Jackie comes into your classroom to model a lesson, you feel empowered to begin your writing instruction immediately. Jackie demonstrates how to teach a "mini-lesson" and how to engage the students in the writing process.Because of Jackie, I feel more confident in implementing the Writer's Workshop in my classroom."
"The professional development that Jackie Frangis provides is absolutely amazing! She and her team are thorough and engaging. My staff is always excited and ready to work when any member of Jackie's team is present for professional development. She utilizes our data effectively and collectively. We devise the best plan for professional development. "
"Jackie is a dynamic, highly engaging presenter who provides a focused, high-energy workshop that offers a wealth of information and resources. She demonstrates effective teaching strategies at all grade levels and delivers immediate feedback that supports results. Jackie’s drive and motivation are contagious, bringing an increased level of confidence to educators.”
"We were exploring close reading on our own as middle school teachers and not getting what we wanted. Jackie opened our eyes to new insights and gave us pathways of information to further our own development of the skill to use with our students."
"Jackie's workshop on close reading enabled my faculty to get hands-on ideas that they utilized immediately in their classroom. These close reading skills challenge students to become stronger readers and writers and improve overall reading comprehension."
"Jackie led an informative, well-organized, motivational workshop on effective coaching in the educational field. Her engaging videos and activities supported powerful and meaningful discussion." Lauren - Instructional Coach
This workshop did a great job of providing actionable concepts of Instructional Rounds in a way that fostered effective application. We are already planning to turn-key the information that we learned, because Ms. Frangis’s presentation was comprehensive, organized and engaging…In an amazingly short period and for a small investment you walk away with ideas on how to structure Instructional Rounds, develop Problems of Practice, and ultimately improve instruction and student achievement.
Having the opportunity to be a participant in Jackie Frangis’s Instructional Rounds professional development sessions was inspiring and immediately applicable for me as an educator… I found Jackie very knowledgeable and she provided excellent anecdotal examples from her years of experience. Jackie also incorporated relevant, effective, and humorous video highlights which bolstered her lesson.
Throughout my years as an educator, I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Frangis at a Leadership Forum several years ago. Since that time, Ms. Frangis led my administrator professional development over the past two years. A very powerful tool Ms. Frangis introduced was the 360 feedback tool which encompassed a self- reflective rubric that enhanced our leaders practice. Today, we continue to enhance this strategy with Ms. Frangis’ guiding leadership.