Jacqueline Erickson Russell is a program officer in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages a grant portfolio that supports initiatives that recruit, develop, and retain teachers, leaders, and educators. Earlier, she was a talent recruiter for the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, where she managed the recruitment efforts through all stages from outreach, marketing, tours, application, phone interview, performance tasks, sample teach, hiring, and training. In that role, she also managed the Kauffman Teacher-Leader Fellowship that provided professional development opportunities to teachers across the Kansas City metro. Her career began as a Teach For America corps member teaching and coaching with KIPP Endeavor Academy.
Erickson Russell earned a Master of Arts in secondary teaching from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Yale University. She was a speaker for the “Women on the Go! Lessons from Female College Athletes” at the R.U.B.I.E.S., Inc. Conference.