Jacqueline L.

Jacqueline Lovelace joined the clinical faculty of Urban Teachers Dallas-Fort Worth following a long and illustrious career in public education. During this time, she has held multiple positions from teacher to principal, to executive director where she coached and supervised principals and teachers. She is the founder of Impassioned Education, a consulting firm. Prior to that, she served as the senior director of new schools for a charter network, overseeing multiple instructional and learning opportunities. She was the founding principal of a combined middle and high school that went on to become nationally recognized by fostering a culture of excellence that permeated throughout all aspects of the school (students, families, and staff). She has also worked as a language arts and English as a second language specialist.

She has a doctoral candidate in the University of Texas at Austin’s cooperative superintendency program, and holds two master’s degrees, one in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Dallas and one in English from Texas Women’s University. She is trained in the use of restorative practices in the school setting. She is a firm believer in holding urban students to the highest standards, and pushes both herself — and the new teachers she guides– to seek excellence.

• The University of Texas at Austin, Doctoral candidate in educational administration, cooperative superintendency program
• The University of Texas at Dallas, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Educational Leadership
• Texas A&M, Commerce, Doctoral work in English composition and rhetoric
• Texas Women’s University, Master of Arts in English, concentration in English as a second language and linguistics
• North Texas State University, Bachelor of arts in journalism

Academic positions
• Clinical faculty member in literacy, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Urban Teachers program, Dallas-Fort Worth, 2016-present
• Program operations executive, The University of Texas at Austin, Cooperative Superintendency Program, 2015-16
• Founder, Impassioned Education, Austin, TX, 2014
• Executive director for school leadership, Dallas Independent School District, 2012-14
• Senior director of new schools, Uplift Education Dallas, 2009-12

Other professional positions
• Senior Director, Superintendent Peak Preparatory, 2007-2009
• Secondary Director, Founding Principal, Peak Advantage Secondary School, 2005 – 2007
• Area 3 Reading Language Arts Specialist, Dallas Independent School District, 2004-2005
• English as a Second Language Secondary Instructional Specialist, Dallas Independent School District, 2002-2004
• Secondary Teacher and Department Chair, Dallas Independent School District, 1998-2002

• Area 1 Teacher of the Year, Dallas Independent School District
• ESL Teacher of the Year, Dallas Independent School District

Teaching experience
• Secondary writing
• Small group instruction

Research, Publications, Presentations
• Co-Authored ESL Textbook Series “On Your Mark”
• Edited and Reviewed several ESL textbooks
• Presented paper on feminism at the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC) national conference