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Jacqueline Cassidy is an artist, business woman and Art Educator. Jacqueline is the founder, creator and spirit behind The Primary Kids®. Jacqueline, an Elementary School & Middle School Art teacher, founded The Primary Kids® in 2009.
While looking for children’s art storybooks that she could integrate into her classroom lessons, Jacqueline found an absence of well-written stories with interesting characters that were not only engaging but also educational. She took her love of art and passion for education to create a product that will inspire young creative minds.
Along with being a full time teacher, Jacqueline is the Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a former Board of Trustees member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Philadelphia Chapter, a frequent presenter at the National Art Education Association’s national conference and a presenter at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s annual conference.
Before her career as an art educator and founder of The Primary Kids, Jacqueline was a successful Interior Designer in the Philadelphia area for a Fortune 500 company.
Jacqueline earned a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a PA State Art Teacher Certification from Rosemont College, a Graduate Certificate in Business from Pennsylvania State University and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Marywood University.