Jackie Peng (she/her) is a Program Associate with Culturally Responsive & Equitable Systems. Peng supports states, school districts, regional education agencies, and higher education institutions to strengthen and diversify their educator workforce and to implement culturally responsive and sustaining systems. Her areas of expertise include K–12 education and teacher professional learning, teacher education and certification, educational equity, and culturally responsive practices. She is a skilled facilitator and has led DEI work with youth and adults to address bias, disproportionality, and systemic inequity in school settings.
Peng holds a BA in American studies and MEd in secondary social studies from George Washington University. She was distinguished as The Washington Post Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County, MD, and was recognized by The National Education Policy Center for innovative school-based professional development on racial equity. Ms. Peng is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a Minority Dissertation Fellow for the American Educational Research Association (AERA).