Professorial Lecturer in Museum Studies
Jacquelyn Sawyer is a committed arts and non-profit professional who has spent nearly two decades expanding arts and education opportunities for underrepresented groups and underserved communities. Jacquelyn began her career in the Baltimore City Public Schools system, where she taught middle and high school Social Studies. After six years in the classroom, she transitioned to the non-profit sector where she led art and education programming and accessibility efforts with organizations like The Baltimore Urban Debate League, WE Charity, the National Aquarium and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Jacquelyn has also served as a curriculum developer, administrative coach and teacher evaluator for school systems across the country, including District of Columbia Public Schools, Dallas Independent School District and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Jacquelyn currently serves as the Vice President of Education and Engagement at the National Building Museum.
Jacquelyn Sawyer received her undergraduate degree in Urban and Suburban Studies from George Mason University and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Johns Hopkins University. She is the proud mother of two boys, Thomas and George and in her time away from work she is an avid reader, jazz enthusiast, amateur baker and enjoys hiking, camping, and all things outdoors.