Jacquie Arnold

2019-2020 Inspire Math Fellow

Jacquie is a fifth and sixth grade math teacher at the Gardner Pilot Academy (GPA) in Allston, MA. A social justice educator, Jacquie strives to understand students’ experiences with equitable teaching practices (e.g., complex instruction, math for social justice). Jacquie has experience teaching elementary mathematics in Boston for three years, and in Worcester for four years. She is a teacher leader who serves as the GPA facilitator of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) 10 Girls Initiative, a tier 1 intervention focused on the socio-emotional development of Girls of Color in BPS. Jacquie also serves as a member of the GPA Anti-Racism Committee, assisting in guiding the GPA community to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve the problems of racial inequity and injustice. Jacquie earned her Master of Education degree in Moderate Special Needs at Boston College in 2016, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 1985. In her spare time, Jacquie enjoys hanging out with her four college-grad children, strength training, and reading.