Jackie O’Donnelle was born and raised in New Jersey. She has been living in California for over 8 years and is loving the beach and weather! She graduated from Montclair State University, NJ where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. When she moved to California she started as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist where she instructed in-home therapy to children with disabilities. This is where her passion grew and started working closely with students with disabilities. She then pursued her special education credential through Brandman University in Santa Maria, CA and is continuing towards her masters in Education. She taught in Nipomo as a special day class teacher for k-3, then moved to San Diego and taught in San Ysidro School District for 4 years in an SDC k-3 class. She has experience with diverse students and loves learning from a different group of scholars each year.
Jackie happily had the opportunity to transition into an Education Specialist role and came to Julian Charter school January 2020. She loves the JCS community and enjoys working with all different ages and subjects.
Mrs. O’Donnelle has been absolutely loving San Diego the past 5 years with her Husband Ryan. She loves that she can go to the beach, hike, garden and play soccer outside year round. She enjoys traveling, drinking tea and surf fishing!