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 

Practicing Self-Care through Mindfulness for Educators
Mindfullness

Practicing Self-Care through Mindfulness for Educators

The shift to distance learning has taught us that in order to thrive, teachers need to focus on how connected we are to our own needs and emotions. In this session, we will utilize reflection as a mindful practice to powerfully reclaim our time and energy both in and out of the classroom and develop a critical awareness of our emotions. Armed with this knowledge, we will identify tools to help manage our emotional world and identify practices that allow teachers to take care of themselves during these challenging times.

GRADES:

PreK-12

The Socratic Method: Using Meaningful Conversations in the Classroom
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

The Socratic Method: Using Meaningful Conversations in the Classroom

Discussion, now more than ever, is a valuable inquiry based practice allowing students to make meaning from their learning. This collaborative practice yields higher level thinking, increases student engagement, and reinforces powerful social-emotional skills. As teachers, we build safe classroom cultures cultivated in curiosity through the Socratic method. Rich classroom discussions doesn't just happen. They develop when teachers utilize the strategies found in the Socratic method.

GRADES:

3-8

MTSS:  Instruction, Intervention, and Implementation Part 3
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

MTSS: Instruction, Intervention, and Implementation 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

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Reading and Writing to Support Students in Expressing Themselves
Literacy

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Reading and Writing to Support Students in Expressing Themselves

Addressing the needs of students is most effectively accomplished when educators integrate social emotional learning with academic content.

GRADES:

K-8

Being the Mindful Educator
SEL/Mindfulness

Being the Mindful Educator

The practices of mindfullness are being integrated in classrooms and schools worldwide. Research studies clearly indicate mindfulness decreases stress, anxiety and hostility while benefitting well-being, academic performance, and social relationships. Join us as we discover how contemplative techniques can be powerful tools in our professional and personal lives.

GRADES:

Pre-K-12

MTSS:  Instruction, Intervention, and Implementation Part 2
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

MTSS: Instruction, Intervention, and Implementation 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

Harnessing the Power of MTSS to Provide Academic and SEL Supports While Accelerating Learning
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

Harnessing the Power of MTSS to Provide Academic and SEL Supports While Accelerating Learning

GRADES:

K-12

Curating Your "Just in Time" Early Literacy Toolkit
Literacy

Curating Your "Just in Time" Early Literacy Toolkit

How do we recover from learning loss in our earliest grades this past school year? Here is a solution!

GRADES:

K-3

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