Jacqueline Sanderlin

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  • Acclaimed Educator and Leadership Guru
  • Author of 'The Why Not Challenge: Say Yes to Success with School-Community Partnerships'
  • Founder and CEO, the Why Not Incubator
  • Advocate for Urban School Communities



Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin (Dr. Jackie) is an expert in developing meaningful community partnerships and is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not? Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, equity, and racial healing. Her book The Why Not Challenge: Say Yes to Success with School-Community Partnerships shares her passion and practical takeaways for forming lasting community relationships between schools, organizations, and companies. In a time of vitriol and division, Dr. Jackie has been outspoken about her “Why not?” message, which is to build community, unity, equity, and partnerships.

Dr. Jackie has forged sustainable partnerships between over 350+ corporations, local businesses, and under-served schools, while offering powerful insights and accessible best practices in workshops, trainings, and talks. Her work was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which led to a role as the consulting producer for NBC’s School Pride. She serves on the steering committee for SEL4CA, Social Emotional Learning for California, and as an Executive Board Member for the Goldie Hawn Foundation, Mind Up. Dr. Jackie is a highly sought-after keynote speaker at conferences and summits, and her message of empowerment, community connection, equity, and resilience creates a lasting impact with educational and corporate audiences as well as individuals.

 

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Developing a "Why Not?" Mindset

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community partnerships and her motto is: community empowerment starts with you… why not? Dr. Jackie shares impactful insights about developing a growth mindset, thinking bigger, and gett ...

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community partnerships and her motto is: community empowerment starts with you… why not? Dr. Jackie shares impactful insights about developing a growth mindset, thinking bigger, and getting creative in building community and creating unity.

Building Bridges for Racial Healing and Educational Equity

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection and is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, e ...

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection and is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, equity, and racial healing. Dr. Jackie shares her message of empowerment, community connection, equity, and resilience, and creates a lasting impact with educational and corporate audiences as well as individuals.

Unlock the Power of Community!

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection, helping forge sustainable partnerships between over 350+ corporations, local businesses, and under-served schools. Dr. Jackie shares impactful insights about embrac ...

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection, helping forge sustainable partnerships between over 350+ corporations, local businesses, and under-served schools. Dr. Jackie shares impactful insights about embracing your entire community to find unity and working together to create win-win situations.

Elevating the Voices of Youth of Color

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection and is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, e ...

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection and is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, equity, and racial healing. Dr. Jackie shares her expertise as an educator and advocate for youth of color as well as actionable takeaways for elevating their voices and amplifying their leadership.

Finding Your Hook (Your Story)

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection and helping schools, organizations, and individuals identify their unique mission. Dr. Jackie shares actionable takeaways and deep insights about what’s possible whe ...

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in developing meaningful community connection and helping schools, organizations, and individuals identify their unique mission. Dr. Jackie shares actionable takeaways and deep insights about what’s possible when we create our message and connect with one another.

The 4 P’s of Rebuilding You: Purpose, Passion, Power, and Plan!

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in community connection and developing a growth mindset, captured in her “Why not?” message, which is to build community, unity, equity, and partnerships. Dr. Jackie shares her personal journey finding her purpo ...

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin is an expert in community connection and developing a growth mindset, captured in her “Why not?” message, which is to build community, unity, equity, and partnerships. Dr. Jackie shares her personal journey finding her purpose, becoming a sought-after leadership guru, and actionable insights for resilience and growth in this empowering talk that creates a lasting impact with educational and corporate audiences as well as individuals.

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Speaker Spotlight: Develop a growth mindset with community connection expert Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin and ask, “why not?”

Accomplished educator, leadership guru, and author DR. JACQUELINE SANDERLIN (Dr. Jackie) is an expert in developing meaningful community partnerships, with a message and a model that is in-demand with educators and CEOs alike. Dr. Jackie is the Founder and CEO of the Why Not? Incubator, a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, equity, and racial healing, and she has helped forge sustainable partnerships between over 350+ corporations, local businesses, and under-served schools. She is passionate about going beyond a traditional philanthropic model, focusing instead on how embracing an entire community leads to connection, unity, and endless possibilities that are possible when we work together to create win-win situations. These shifts are possible when we develop a growth mindset, emphasized by Dr. Jackie’s powerful question: “why not?” She outlines the science behind a growth mindset, offers practical strategies for expanding our aspirations, and shares impactful stories and insights about getting creative in growing our sense of community, equity, and partnerships.

In her book The Why Not Challenge: Say Yes to Success with School-Community Partnerships, Dr. Jackie shares her passion and practical takeaways for forming lasting community relationships between schools, organizations, and companies. These lessons resonate far and wide, and led to her work being featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which in turn led to a role as the consulting producer for NBC’s School Pride. Dr. Jackie is a highly sought-after keynote speaker at conferences and summits, creating a lasting impact with educational and corporate audiences as well as individuals, and her informative, insightful, and empowering talks leave audiences asking, “why not me?” and “why not us?” as they reimagine the possibilities of community connection.

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Biography

Dr. Jacqueline L. Sanderlin (Dr. Jackie) is an accomplished educator, empowerment speaker, and leadership guru whose commitment to urban school-communities has led to dramatic improvements in some of Southern California’s toughest schools!

She is the author of The Why Not Challenge: Say Yes to Success with School-Community Partnerships. Her passion and expertise for community partnerships is unparalleled! She has been able to forge sustainable partnerships with over 350+ corporations and local businesses with under-served schools.

In addition, she has trained numerous educational and corporate teams about best practices for successful community partnerships. In a time of such vitriol and division, Dr. Jackie has been outspoken about her “Why not?” message, which is to build community, unity, equity and partnerships. She believes there is no better time than now to build unity!

Dr. Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Public Relations and a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills.

She also earned a dual Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.) and (EdD) Education, Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University. Since 2012, she has been a college professor at Argosy University, Grand Canyon University, and Pepperdine University where she has taught education administration, school law, community engagement, teacher education, social-emotional learning, special education, and organizational leadership.

She has served over 30 years as a special education teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, principal, district administrator and executive director of school and community engagement. She currently serves on the Board of the Goldie Hawn Foundation, MindUP, and Social Emotional Learning Alliance for California (SEL4CA).

Dr. Jackie’s ability to create community partnerships eventually made its way to the silver screen, as the consulting producer of the NBC reality series, School Pride. This program renovated schools across the country, and provided the foundation for her “Why Not?” approach.

She is currently the CEO of the Why Not Incubator, which is a non-profit organization designed to provide community partnership coaching about unity, wellness, community, equity and racial healing.