Jackie Randall is in her fifth year as the Girls’ Athletic Director at Elk Grove High School, a co-ed suburban public school due west of Chicago. For the first eight years of her career, she was an English Teacher and Head Girls’ Track Coach at Grant Community High School. Currently, she teaches three sophomore English classes while balancing the Athletic Director Role. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and speaks nationally about cultivating student voice in the classroom. She works diligently to provide opportunities for all student-athletes at Elk Grove as it is a minority-majority school where many of the students have not had access to park districts or club sports prior. She is an active member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association, Illinois Athletic Director Association and sits on the Athletic Director Advisory Board for the Illinois High School Association. She is passionate about advocacy for women in sport demonstrated through involvement with Girls in the Game, Women Leaders of College Sports, and the Global Community of Women in High School Sports an organization that develops, connects, and advances women working in high school sports and beyond.
Outside of work, she enjoys coaching her son in Little League or daughter in Feeder Basketball, hanging with her family-husband, two kids, and German Shepherd- working in the garden, evolving her yoga practice, and staying active outdoors. She has a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Iowa, Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.