Independent Living Department
Committed to Students and Their Learning
What is an Education Advocate?
An Education Advocate (EA) acts as a liaison between families and the school district. An EA facilitates a collaborative working relationship, assisting with resolving conflict if necessary. An EA will also coordinate/attend meetings as needed. The goal of the EA is to find solutions and develop a plan to meet the needs of the student. An EA is also available to provide training and supports to help you better understand the process, education regulations, and available services. Navigating the system can be challenging. Jaclyn Nagle, Board-Certified Education Advocate, is here to help you through the process.
Jaclyn Nagle, MPA, BCEA
Youth Transition Programs Manager
Jaclyn is the Youth Transition Programs Manager at Abilities in Motion. She has 20 years of professional experience in the field, which includes advocating for children and youth within the school system. Jaclyn sits on multiple boards for organizations that support and promote individuals with disabilities. She is an active member of the Committee on Inclusive Leadership for Temple University Institute on Disabilities, the American Association of Persons with Disabilities, the Berks County Transition Coordinating Council, and the National Council on Independent Living. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She enjoys helping youth with disabilities reach their goals and live the lives they envision for themselves.