Meet Jackie Ku

Hello, my name is Jacqueline Ku but everyone calls me Jackie. I am running for the Duarte Unified School Board (DUSD) because I believe all students have the potential for greatness. I want to represent the voices of our students, educators, and parents within our Duarte community.

I received my undergraduate degree from San Jose State (Elementary Education & minored in Mathematics K-8). After college, I joined the Peace Corps to teach for two years in Liberia. But due to the Ebola virus I was sent back to the states and decided to join my now husband in Colorado. I obtained my teaching credential while working as a seventh grade math teacher. In 2019, I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University. After my husband completed his doctorate, we returned back to his hometown of Duarte with our two furbabies (Elsa & Ellie). 

During my time as a math teacher at Duarte High School (DHS), I was a part of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Interact Club, 2022 Class Advisor, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Leader in Technology Education (LITE), Family Math & STEAM Night and Math Help. I wanted to be an active teacher to help promote positive change at DHS. My classroom motto was “Mistakes are welcome”.

I know what our students, educators, and parents are experiencing in our schools. I am currently working in an organization to better public schools where student thinking is at the center of education. My hope is to build up DUSD through open communication, creating equity within the district, creating a collaboration of students, educators, parents, and other stakeholders. I believe in the potential of DUSD and what an honor it would be to serve my Duarte community. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better.