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Jacquylynn M. Brickman (MN '06)


On leave from Minneapolis Public Schools
Minneapolis, MN

At the time of the Award, Jacquylynn M. Brickman was:

Elizabeth Hall International Elementary School
Minneapolis, MN

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

As an independent consultant and professional staff developer, Jacki works with teachers, principals, and other school leaders. She helps teachers gain more time for curriculum by teaching them specific non-verbal classroom management strategies that focus on gaining compliance with students while preserving relationships and dignity. She helps teacher leaders and principals by teaching them feedback strategies that will allow them to deliver difficult information in a way that increases receptivity & implementation. She also teaches workshops literacy, delivering difficult information, group dynamics and presentation skills. As a classroom teacher at Elizabeth Hall International Elementary School in Minneapolis, Jacki was known for her ability to accelerate academic performance, building strong relationships with students & families, and her classroom management style. Students who were unable to read when they entered Jacquylynn Brickman's fourth- and fifth-grade class left at the end of the year both able and eager to read. As a classroom teacher, Ms. Brickman organized an annual Shakespeare Festival, for which she had her students work in committees to prepare all aspects of the performance. As a TAP™ Master Teacher, Ms. Brickman collaborated with classroom and specialist teachers impacting not only her own students but other teachers' students as well.

Personal Message

Looking to network with other educators who are passionate about staff development in high-poverty schools, especially schools that are viewed as unsuccessful by standardized test-scores.