Jackie Bankes received her Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas San Antonio, followed by her Masters in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. She has earned certifications in Early Childhood Education PK-K, Elementary Self-Contained 1-6, ESOL, and in School Counseling.
Aside from substituting, working in preschools and in the children’s ministry at church, Mrs. Bankes has 16 years of experience working in formal education. She has worked in both public and private institutions as an elementary teacher and as a school counselor. She successfully developed the elementary counseling program at her previous school.
Mrs. Bankes is happily married to Eric, her high school sweetheart of over 26 years. They have three amazing daughters. Mrs. Bankes enjoys traveling, her goal is to visit all 50 states. She also enjoys photography and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Bankes loves the look on a child’s face and the excitement they feel when they have mastered a concept. It’s one of the best moments of being a teacher.