Jaqueline Frangis 

Educational Evangelist and Elevate Educator Founder 

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Jackie's Accreditation and Credentials

  • Fordham University

  • Bachelors of Arts – Major : Italian Minor:  Economics 1985

  • Masters of Science – Elementary Education 1996

  • Masters of Science – Educational Leadership 2000

  • United Federation of Coaching- Professional coach certification – 2015

  • Columbia University- Teachers College- Trained in Reading and Writing workshop

  • Orton-Gillingham Level II Trained - 2018

  • 1995 Fordham University Full Scholarship Award Recipient - Masters of Science Elementary Education 

  • NJPSA 2005  Golden Lamp Excellence in Educational Leadership Award Recipient 

  • New York Principal certification and license SAS 2014

  • New York Teacher certification 1995

  • New Jersey Principal Certification and license 2005

  • New Jersey Teaching Certificate 1996

Jackie Presented At:

  • 2019 NJPSA/FEA Collaborate Conference – Creating and Sustaining the Wonder of Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms 

  • 2019 Rutgers University 52nd Annual Conference on Reading and Writing: Making Comprehension and Fluency Visible K-3 

  • 2019 New Jersey Booksource Spring Luncheon – You’ve Got This! Developing Text Dependent Questions that Supports Deep Levels of Discussion K-8 

  • 2018 NJPSA/FEA Lead Conference – New Jersey Tiered Systems of Support – RtI on Steroids 

  • 2017 NJPSA/FEA EMPOWER Conference- Using Data Driven Decision Making in RtI to Support NJTSS 

  • 2015 NJPSA/FEA Innovate: Zooming in on Close Reading. 

  • 2014 NJPSA/FEA ENGAGE: Conference Administrator as Instructional Leader in Providing Differentiated Professional Development.  

Jackie Sicari Frangis entered the education profession after ten successful years in private business. As a scholarship recipient from Fordham University, Jackie earned a Master’s in Elementary Education in 1996 and began teaching early childhood grades for eight years at a progressive K-8 school in northern New Jersey.
Her thirst for learning had not been quenched and soon after she completed a master’s degree in Leadership and Supervision from Fordham University.
Jackie has garnered recognition in Excellence in Educational Leadership from NJPSA in 2005 where she was awarded a Golden Lamp Award.  The work that she conducted with researcher and assessment expert, Dr. Dylan Wiliam from the UK, on formative assessment positioned her to facilitate workshops on trending topics such as student led conferences, quality questioning techniques for teachers and formative assessment for the FEA- Foundation Education Association in New Jersey.
For the next ten years, Jackie Frangis led schools in educational reform as a school administrator. From increasing levels of student achievement, to providing differentiated professional learning for her faculty, and building partnerships with school and family to support student learning, she stepped in fully as instructional leader.
Over the years, Ms. Frangis has presented at the NJPSA/FEA annual state conference on a host of topics including, Administrator as Instructional Leader, Instructional Rounds-A Collaborative Protocol and Close Reading Strategies.  The overwhelming positive feedback received from these workshops have led to subsequent workshops for   districts around the state and in New York and Texas. 
The NJEXCEL program, a division of FEA and a state approved Principal and Supervisor certification program, brought Jackie into the program in 2009 as an instructor. 
On the University level, Jackie returned to her alma mater, Fordham University, to give back to the educational community as a field specialist mentoring graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Teaching in Early Childhood Education.Jackie was invited to join the Montclair University Graduate School of Educational Leadership team of professors to teach graduate courses for promising school leaders. 
In 2016, Jackie launched Elevate Educators, a professional learning organization. Jackie believes in honoring and supporting educators to be the best versions of themselves with the highest quality of professional learning services and resources.  “Elevating you to your highest potential” is Jackie and her team’s goal and purpose on this next leg of Jackie's professional life. 
After years of learning about the Reggio Emilia Approach at Bank Street College, Jackie yearned to study firsthand about this "Experiential Education" grounded in the work of John Dewey and Lev Vygotsky. Subsequently in 2019, she travelled to Reggio Emilia, Italy and immersed herself in an in-depth study of this early childhood constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Jackie's ultimate goal is to provide U.S educators the opportunity to eyewitness and experience this approach in Italy. This study abroad program will allow for engagement, collaboration, reflection and the development of relationships with like minded professionals. 
Jackie’s pastimes include travelling worldwide, outdoor cycling, downhill skiing, cooking and practicing yoga. As an education evangelist her unquenchable thirst for learning and sharing is limitless.  Volunteering her time to help others actualize their personal and professional goals brings her great joy. 

Jackie's Workshops 

Thriving with RtI and Seeing Results  - Part 3
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Thriving with RtI and Seeing Results - Part 3

Part 3 "Sustaining Your MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) Process with Grace and Grit” The power and promise of this process is dependent on strong collaboration and shared leadership focused on the MTSS process. This webinar will assist school leaders and others in their efforts to sustain a strong system of supports for students. Participants will consider identifying Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions as well as building a viable schedule including regular intervention times. Through selecting key data team personnel, schools will be able to increase educator capacity that will improve teaching and learning.

GRADES:

K-12

Curate Your Early Literacy Toolkit Now for Back To School
Literacy

Curate Your Early Literacy Toolkit Now for Back To School

This workshop is ideal for K-3 teachers who are teaching K-3 students’ phonemic awareness, phonics, and early reading fluency skills.

GRADES:

K-3

Why are H.O.T.S so Hot for Teachers?
Higher Order Thinking/Questioning Skills
All Content Areas

Why are H.O.T.S so Hot for Teachers?
Higher Order Thinking/Questioning Skills

Shifting our thinking about the types of questions you want to ask your students will increase higher order thinking skills and make visible learning evident. In this workshop, learn how to model high quality questions, ask different types of questions (DOK Depths of Knowledge), that engages all learners, seek ways to foster questioning from your students, and practice developing high quality throughout your instruction

GRADES:

K-12

Implementing an Instructional Rounds Framework to Enhance  Teacher Practice Interaction and Self-Reflection
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Implementing an Instructional Rounds Framework to Enhance Teacher Practice Interaction and Self-Reflection

In this full day workshop, participants obtain a thorough understanding of the principles, protocols and processes of instructional round as developed by Dr. Richard Filmore and his team at Harvard University. Participants will learn how to initiate collaborative inquiry with all stakeholders in identifying the “Problem of Practice” and implement an instructional rounds framework that has a direct impact on teacher effectiveness and student learning.

GRADES:

K-12

Getting to the Core of the Matter with RtI -Part 2
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Getting to the Core of the Matter with RtI -Part 2

Part 2 "Building the Instructional Core Using the MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) Lens" This webinar will help you chart the course and navigate the MTSS process by applying principles outlined in the DOE Fidelity Implementation Rubric. Participants will focus on selecting assessments and universal screening tools, establishing data and leadership teams , examining data to determine students’ needs and curricular gaps and strengthening and fortifying the core and interventions in tier 2 and 3.

GRADES:

K-12

Creating and Sustaining the Wonder of Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms
Literacy

Creating and Sustaining the Wonder of Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms

What do you value in creating authentic and meaningful environments for our most curious early childhood children?
What is next for you and your students in creating a learning environment that is rich in discussion, reflection and documentation of student work and teacher practice?

This workshop will examine project and inquiry-based approaches for our youngest learners with complete integration of all content areas Activities and tasks tap into questioning, reflecting and documenting beyond the classroom walls. And yes, it’s aligned to the NJSLS. This constructivist approach is what education is ALL about!

GRADES:

K-3

Lifting the Level of Student Reading/Writing Proficiency through Powerful Conferring
Literacy

Lifting the Level of Student Reading/Writing Proficiency through Powerful Conferring

If we want to make a significant impact on our students’ reading and writing lives- conferring is where the rubber meets the road. It is at the core of differentiating instruction and that is vital for all students. Conferring with students, providing formative feedback and leaning in with a teaching move are powerfully effective and essential ways to bring about quality reading and writing proficiency in a individualized manner.

GRADES:

K-8

Let’s Co-Teach- Developing Effective Practices to Support ALL Students
Curriculum & Instruction Assessment

Let’s Co-Teach- Developing Effective Practices to Support ALL Students


How can we best meet all our students’ learning needs in a co-teaching model? In this workshop general and special education teacher will explore the key factors and models of successful co-teaching. Through engaging activities around effective practices and tools of collaboration, participants will shift their thinking in the most formidable way!

GRADES:

K-12

9 Awesome Reasons to Use Infographics for Leading and Learning
Literacy

9 Awesome Reasons to Use Infographics for Leading and Learning

“As the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”, since infographics have both ‘pictures’ and ‘words’, it represents the best of both worlds: the ability to dissect a complex subject, and the ability to sustain the attention of the reader while doing so. “It (infographic) keeps people’s interest by lending a storytelling and visual element to what can be sterile research.” – Caitlin McCabe.

GRADES:

K-12

State Mandated Dyslexia Workshop for K-2 Educators
Literacy

State Mandated Dyslexia Workshop for K-2 Educators

Learn everything about what dyslexia is and is not to understanding the NJ regulations and requirements of dyslexia as well as identifying the “look for’ , recognizing dyslexic behaviors and having a toolkit of interventions at the core instructional level will be thoroughly discussed

GRADES:

K-2

Zooming in on Close Reading
Literacy

Zooming in on Close Reading

This workshop will provide the participants with close reading strategies to enhance deep levels of comprehension, communication and collaborations among students and teachers in grades K-5 and 6-12. By understanding the alignment of literacy standards and close reading strategies

GRADES:

K-12

Timing is Everything: Launching your RtI Framework Part 1
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Timing is Everything: Launching your RtI Framework Part 1

Part 1 "Getting Started with MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) in our New Learning Environment" This webinar will guide school districts as they develop and implement MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) in the current learning environment. Participants will be introduced to the three tiers of an MTSS framework for academic and behavioral interventions. Participants will explore the key components and helpful tools of MTSS. They will learn how to examine your core instruction as well as identify current assessments and ways data is used to guide instructional practices.

GRADES:

K-12