Jackie Marston was a high school teacher in Oakland for 30 years. After retiring she served as a new teacher Support/Coach for Oakland Unified School District from 2015-2018. Throughout her career she has multiple skills to students, such as photography, crafts, jewelry, apparel design & production, 9th-grade intervention, mindfulness, small business ownership & management, senior internship, and independent studies. She is a Co-founder of the Visual Arts Academy in Oakland High School and served as Director from 1991-2015. She holds a BFA degree in arts and crafts, among several vocational credentials in education that allow her to do what she loves the most, teach and create!