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Research, Policy and Advocacy

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez, Ph.D

Vice President, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
Phone: 202-478-4501
jrodriguez@aacte.org

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Dr. Jacqueline Rodriguez is the Vice President for Research, Policy, & Advocacy at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) where she leads the strategy and content development for the association’s scholarship, programs and professional learning, state and federal policy, and advocacy initiatives. Jackie is an experienced teacher, teacher leader, and professor. Prior to her appointment with AACTE, Jackie served William & Mary as a special education faculty member in the School of Education. She continues to mentor graduate students and serve on dissertation committees. Jackie is a Holmes Scholars alumna, co-establishing the W&M Holmes Scholars Program and coordinating the program through her tenure at the University. Jackie also co-directed the W&M Social Justice Graduate Research Fellowship supporting graduate students in their pursuit to study social justice on campus and throughout the community.

Jackie’s research focuses on providing all students equity and access to high-quality education and educators. Her book, Special Education Law and Policy: From Foundation to Application, focuses ensuring educators and advocates are prepared to support students with disabilities in our nation’s schools. She’s written and presented on topics including culturally responsive teaching practices, simulation to support teacher preparation, STEM education for diverse exceptional learners, and bridging education policy to practice. Jackie served on the High Leverage Practices Writing team supported by the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and the CEEDAR Center. Jackie’s research in the area of education in emergencies and conflict is focused on displaced/refugee students with disabilities.

Jackie is active in state, national, and international professional organizations where she supports increased access for students with exceptionalities and student veterans to institutes of higher education, high-quality teacher preparation, and meaningful policies to support diverse and exceptional learners. Rodriguez has served on the Boards of the Teacher Education Division of CEC, the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education, the State of Virginia’s Advisory Committee for Disability Access to Higher Education, and the Division for International Special Needs Education and Services. She continues to serve on several editorial boards.

Jackie has a Ph.D. in education with a focus on exceptional education from the University of Central Florida where she was a McKnight Doctoral Fellow and an Order of Pegasus Awardee. Jackie earned a M.A. in special education with a learning disabilities specialization from American University and her B.A. in international affairs and Latin American studies with a concentration in culture and society from The George Washington University


Michael Rose

Senior Director, Federal Relations
mrose@aacte.org


Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson

Director of Program Improvement and Practice
Phone: 202-478-4510
cwilson@aacte.org


Weade James

Weadé W. James, Ph.D

Director of Development and Research
Phone: 202-478-4591
wjames@aacte.org


Ward Cummings

Director of State Relations
wcummings@aacte.org


Nicole Dunn

Nicole Dunn

Assistant Director of Programs and Professional Learning
Phone: 202-478-4560
ndunn@aacte.org


Jacqueline Cantow

Jacqueline Cantow

Program Coordinator
Phone: 202-478-4565
jcantow@aacte.org


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Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson

Director of Program Improvement and Practice
Phone: 202-478-4510
cwilson@aacte.org


Jacqueline E. King

AACTE Consultant, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
Phone: 202-478-4587
jking@aacte.org


Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez, Ph.D

Vice President, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
Phone: 202-478-4501
jrodriguez@aacte.org

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Rachel Alansky

Human Resources Consultant
Phone: (202) 412-1159
HR@aacte.org


Information Technology


helpdesk@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Meghan Grenda

Director of Membership
Phone: 202-478-4569
mgrenda@aacte.org


Sandy L. Monroe

Executive Assistant
Phone: 202-478-4505
smonroe@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Information Technology


helpdesk@aacte.org


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