Working Together

It is so important that we learn from each other and that I share my journey and lessons learned. I love helping others prioritize school culture, equity, effective communication, technology integration, and school leadership. Contact me if you would like any help in these areas for keynotes, breakout sessions, or workshops. Connect with me using my email at or through Twitter @_AndyJacks.

Presentations & Workshops:

  • Aligning Equity, School Culture, and Student Achievement
  • Practical Solutions to Engage and Inspire your School Community
  • Maximizing Social Media to Connect with your Staff and Community
  • How to Implement Engaging and Innovative Strategies to Improve Staff Meetings
  • Student Leadership Strategies and Motivation
  • Organizing and Running Effective Edcamps
  • Cooperative Learning Strategies for the Classroom and Staff
  • Using Video for Instruction and Enhanced Communication with Stakeholders
  • Building Consensus and Buy-In through Continuous Improvement Structures
  • Technology Integration for the Elementary Classroom
  • Safety In Schools: Lessons learned through active shooter scenarios



“National Distinguished Principal Andy Jacks recently presented at the annual Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals’ annual conference. Andy’s message, insight, and energy motivated and inspired our audience members.  He was professional, relatable, and engaging; and shared practical and innovative ideas that school leaders and educators can implement in their own classrooms and schools.  Andy’s presentation resonated with and captivated the audience with conference participants referencing his message and comments throughout the conference.  I recommend Andy for your next speaking engagement.”

Andrew Buchheit
Elementary School Principal
President-Elect, Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals