Administrative and Special Education Advisor

Jacqueline Denton

M.A. Ed.

Jacqueline Denton

Get to Know Jacqueline

Jacqueline is a highly skilled administrator and special education teacher with a focus on inclusive practices and program models for all learners. In her role with BlazerWorks as an Administrative and Special Education Advisor, Jacqueline is dedicated to supporting special education teachers and administrators in how federal law and state regulations protect students with disabilities in their least restrictive environment. She also assists districts with her expertise in Medicaid School-Based Services. She is excited to share with administrators the beauty of how Medicaid billing reimbursements can help offset the costs of federally mandatory staffing needs.

Jacqueline brings over 25 years of experience in public-school settings from classroom teacher to district-level administrator, as well as experience working in a unique school where all teachers were dually certified. She taught and supported students as young as 3 years old through 22 years of age. Jacqueline spent the past 20 years at the district level as a Director of Special Education working in rural, urban, and suburban areas. She spent her administrative career emphasizing programmatic development, building mutually respectful relationships, systems thinking, and data analysis.

Jacqueline earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership from California State University at Northridge. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Dance from Oakland University. She is certified to teach General Education Grades K-8, Special Education PreK- Grade 12+, and is endorsed to teach students who speak English as a Second Language. Jacqueline has been a state and national-level member of the Council of Exceptional Children and the Council of Administrators of Special Education for over 20 years. She has held various state-level Board positions with both organizations. She is also an active member of the National Alliance of Medicaid in Education and Disability Scoop.

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