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Jackie Ramsay-Tolman

Jackie Ramsay-Tolman, MEd, is the director of learning and instructional impact for the Essex Westford School District in Vermont. As a former classroom teacher, special educator, and principal, she brings deep knowledge, passion, and empathy to her work.

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Jackie Ramsay-Tolman

Jackie Ramsay-Tolman, MEd, is the director of learning and instructional impact for the Essex Westford School District in Vermont. As a former classroom teacher, special educator, and principal, she has worked within all grade levels (preK–12) and brings deep knowledge, passion, and empathy to her work.

With nearly three decades of experience working in three different districts, Jackie is able to bring best practices to the “boots on the ground” level and to identify and develop plans that advance systems, teaching, and learning for all students. She guides schools to model status through a practical and inspirational integration of technical and cultural components to ensure high levels of learning for all. She also pairs a comprehensive understanding of complex change to lead sustainable systemic shifts that withstand the test of time.

Jackie is nationally certified by the Center of Educational Leadership and AASA as a principal supervisor and mentor. A lifelong learner herself, she is also a graduate of the Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative for education professionals through the Center for Creative Leadership and serves as adjunct professor in the MEd program at Saint Michael’s College. She has been nominated for the AASA Women in School Leadership Award, the Vermont Innovative Educator Award, and the Vermont LifeChanger award. She serves as a mentor for aspiring administrators and on the board of her regional professional development organization.

Jackie has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and master’s degrees in both special education and education leadership and administration. In addition to her degrees, she also has certificates in instructional leadership and in advanced graduate studies as a national principal supervisor.


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Presentations by Jackie Ramsay-Tolman

  • Don’t Let Anything Get in the Way: Understanding the Technical and Cultural Components That Lead to Systemic and Sustainable PLC at Work® Practices
  • Building Systemic Capacity to Close the Gaps for Our Learners: Committing to a Culture of Collective Responsibility and Sustainable, Systemic Growth
  • Finding the “Just Right Next Steps” in Your PLC at Work Implementation. Where Are You Now, Where Are You Going?
  • Guiding Coalitions Learning Together: Moving Your Collaborative Teams from Current to Even Better Practice
  • Bringing the Big Ideas of PLC and RTI at Work™ to Life: Digging Deeper into Systemic Implementation to Support Excellence and Equity
  • Strategic Planning with an Instructional Strategy Focus: Making Districtwide Progress with PLC at Work Implementation

“Jackie struck a stellar balance between providing time for learning and time for reflection. She generated activities that engaged our team and made them think deeply. The team is starting to build a clearer vision regarding their role as leaders and the future impact on the success of our work as a district.”

Brian Bullis, assistant superintendent of learning, Fremont School District 79, Illinois

“Jackie tailors her PD to exactly (and I mean exactly!) what our district needs. She is thoughtful and prepared and leaves us begging for more!”

Lisa Blake, principal, Lackawanna City School District, New York