Dr. Jacqueline L. Sanderlin served over 20 years as an educator, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, principal, district office administrator, and executive director of school and community engagement, working predominantly in the Southern California school districts of Compton and Inglewood. She also lectures and consults on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, education setting, and wider society. She holds a Doctorate in Education, Leadership, Administration and Policy from Pepperdine University.
Dr. J holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Public Relations and a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. She also earned a Doctorate in Education, Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University. She has been an adjunct professor at Argosy University, Grand Canyon University, and Pepperdine University where she has taught education administration, school law, teacher education, organizational leadership, etc.
She has served over 30 years in the field of education as a special education teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, principal, district office administrator, and an executive director of school and community engagement in the Compton USD and Inglewood USD urban districts. Dr. J’s ability to create community partnerships eventually made its way to the small screen. As the consulting producer of the NBC reality series, School Pride, in which schools across the country were renovated providing the foundation for Dr. Jacqueline’s innovative approach to “community empowerment” in urban areas.
Dr. J’s passion for guiding young people has led her to author a book, garnered her national recognition including keynote speaker opportunities on topics such as “Don’t’ Engage – Empower!”, and “Not At Risk – At Potential!”, as well as numerous awards and strong partnership in over 300+ communities.