Jackie McCartan is a history teacher at Alpha Omega Academy. Her role includes hosting online classes, grading projects, answering student questions, providing students with feedback, and helping them expand their knowledge of historical topics.
With a bachelor’s degree in history and a teaching certificate, McCartan has worked with a wide variety of student age groups, serving as a middle school Sunday school teacher, a teacher’s aide in a fourth grade classroom, a youth soccer coach, a tutor and mentor, and a student teacher for high school students. A Midwest girl, McCartan enjoys teaching and playing several sports, reading, crafting, and listening to oldies music. Her favorite food is chocolate, and her favorite movie is Remember the Titans.
Self-described as hardworking, considerate, and loyal, McCartan said if she chose another occupation, she would like to work in a fast-paced environment as an investigative reporter. If she could meet anyone, McCartan said it would be Robert F. Kennedy because she admires his passion for helping the less fortunate and committing his life to public service. Her favorite quote of Kennedy is his paraphrase of a quote from George Bernard Show, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?”