Jackie Aponte, Instructional Coach
Jacqueline Aponte Cheek: The first in her family to have the opportunity to graduate from a traditional high school and apply to college, Jacqueline’s interest in education was always grounded in a desire to work toward a more equitable education system. As an educator, she first served as an instructor and program assistant for an adult basic literacy program in Raleigh, NC, and later became a middle grades classroom teacher in Durham, NC. She worked for nine years at Maureen Joy Charter School in East Durham, serving as a reading interventionist, middle school social studies teacher, curriculum and assessment writer, and instructional coach.
B.A. Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill
M.Ed. Literacy, UNC-Chapel Hill
Areas of Licensure: Elementary (K-6), Reading Specialist (K-12)