Jackie is a K-12 Music Specialist in the Northside Independent School District. In addition to leading our Music Together at Haven for Hope classes, she serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, directs a church children’s choir, maintains a private voice and guitar studio, and is a Les Mills Body Pump instructor.
Jackie holds Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Austin College and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her love of early childhood music began while studying at SFA. She has earned her doctorate from Boston University, researching early childhood music education and music education policy. Ms. Shepherd also holds Orff and Dalcroze Eurhythmics certifications.