Jacqueline Coleman

Senior Education Investments Officer


Jackie joined the Foundation in December of 2016 as a program officer, and her areas of focus include education, summer programs, and arts and culture.

Previously, Jackie served as the Consultant for the Arts with the Connecticut State Department of Education and worked with the Hartford Public Schools, where she supported Hartford’s arts and business community, along with the school district’s staff, in forming a public/private partnership to inspire student success through the arts. She has also worked as the Director of Education at Hartford Stage. Jackie earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in theatre from the University of South Carolina.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
I enjoy being close to city life while also being able to head for a hike in the woods just minutes away.

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." -The Bhagavad Gita

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
Recently, I thoroughly enjoyed teaching an acting class as part of the Charter Oak Cultural Center’s “Beat of the Street” free enrichment classes for people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness. I also sit on the Advisory Council for the ATLAS school and serve on the Board of Directors for the Educational Theatre Association – CT chapter.