Director of Business Development
Jackie Hallerberg serves as Pivot’s Director of Business Development and brings to this work a unique combination of private sector business management expertise and experience as a public school teacher. She collaborates with Pivot’s Regional Directors and other senior managers to identify new business opportunities, set the organization’s revenue goals, define marketing and sales strategies, and expand the reach of Pivot’s programs and services throughout California and the nation.
Jackie is a life-long learner and holds a strong belief that all students are entitled to excellent teaching and learning. After co-founding and managing a manufacturing company for fifteen years, Jackie returned to school to earn her teaching credential. Through her daily interactions with elementary school students, parents and staff in Sonoma County classrooms, she experienced first-hand the challenges facing educators today. Jackie’s commitment to education reform has deepened since joining Pivot Learning Partners and she is guided by the organization’s mission, vision and core values in improving outcomes for all students. In addition to receiving her multiple subject credential from Sonoma State University, Jackie holds a B.S. in Science and Medical Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She is a CA Poet in the Schools and through Oakland’s East Bay College Fund program she mentors a UC Davis scholar.
What is your favorite teaching or learning experience?
Mr. Ahlman, my 6th grade teacher at Maplewood Elementary School in Elyria, Ohio, pulled a group of us together weekly for an after-school algebra class. Although algebra was not part of the curriculum at the time, he challenged us to learn more and modeled one of the values that we hold sacred at Pivot – the faith in human potential. His faith in me bolstered my own confidence, as well as my math skills, and years later helped me hold high expectations for the sixth grade students who walked through the doors of my classroom.