Author

Jacqelle Lane, M. Ed.

Author | Artist | Educator | Advocate | Speaker | Podcast Hostess

Mission: Every Child Matters! Preventing Teenage Suicide and Reducing Bullying; Encouraging and Supporting the At-Risk Student Population.

Jacqelle Lane, M. Ed. is the former professional practice and policy teaching fellow for the Nebraska State Education Association. She worked diligently on implementing equitable policies and procedures to promote diversity and inclusion at the state and local levels within our public schools in Nebraska. She is now Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Director at the Omaha Children’s Museum.

Jacqelle Lane is a former sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been teaching since 2009. When people ask her if she has children of her own, her favorite response is, “Well, certainly, I have 136 of them that I teach every day, and I love them like they are my own.”

Since 2009, Jacqelle has been passionate about her platform, “Every Child Matters: Preventing Teenage Suicide and Reducing Bullying.” Unfortunately, since she taught over 136 children daily in the mainstream classroom for years, she witnessed how detrimental bullying was to a child’s psyche. It also fueled Jacqelle’s passion for writing her first book, “From Bully to Bestie,” a guide for students, teachers, parents, and counselors on strategies that students can use to cope with bullying behavior and create more positive responses along the way. In 2021 Jacqelle published her second book, “Every Child Matters!” about preparing children with social skills and coping skills for diverse circumstances and experiences, which will provide a fundamental base that prepares them for change and helps them develop self-confidence. It is crucial to encourage children to focus on the positives. While not all change is welcome, we can find the silver lining if we look hard enough.

In terms of protecting a child from poor self-esteem and combating the side effects of bullying that a child might encounter, the number one defense is a stable and supportive home environment. For many reasons, sometimes this is not always possible. That is where we as a community can step in; however, if possible, a solid parent-child relationship requires much effort and understanding. The relationship parents develop with their children from infancy forms the basis of their social and emotional development. But it may not always be easy. Parents may find it difficult to bond with their children due to a child’s changing mood and different challenges. In such situations, several factors need to be considered. For example, parents can work to understand them and help them cope with their problems effectively without being domineering.

Jacqelle is also the hostess of the podcast Education with an Edge: Each episode of Education with an Edge is meant to create, cultivate, and inspire honest discussion about issues affecting youth. We will discuss inclusion, career orientation, and social justice issues affecting education.

Jacqelle is a native Nebraskan living in Omaha for over seven years. Jacqelle grew up on beautiful Lake McConaughy and then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring and obtaining a degree in Communication Studies and Marketing. While on campus at UNL, she was involved in various activities and clubs, including Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, the Nebraska Alumni Association, Cather Circle, Husker Choices, ASUN, and PanHellenic, to name a few. After her undergraduate Education, she pursued a career in corporate America when she became a part of a non-profit organization, City Impact of Lincoln, Nebraska, where her love of at-risk youth began.

After Jacqelle’s internship at City Impact, she decided that God had called her to go into Education and help these students that had stolen her heart. Jacqelle returned to school, participating in a new program at the University of Nebraska-Kearney called “Transition to Teach.”

Jacqelle, in three short years, had obtained her English Endorsement in Secondary English Education 7-12 while simultaneously graduating with honors and earning a Masters’s degree in Education Administration from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska (K-12) and an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ELL). Jacqelle obtained a degree in school counseling in 2022. She prides herself on being a lifelong learner, advocating for the at-risk population, and being trained in “Trauma-Informed Care” and “Train the Trainer” programs.

Jacqelle’s passion and platform for at-risk youth extend far beyond academic achievements. Jacqelle has worked for the only Level III Alternative School in Nebraska, working with some of the most severe autism cases, abuse/neglect, and special needs students. Jacqelle has extensive experience working in both Secondary and Middle School settings and has taught at two of Nebraska’s largest school districts.

In 2018 she took on the role of Pep Club Coach and was one of three coaches for the Drama Department at Alfonza W. Davis Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska, which is a part of the Omaha Public Schools District. She is a member of the LIFT with Boys Town Advisory Board, which takes a preventative approach; LIFT Together brings parents, educators, coaches, behavioral health professionals, and community members together to work in concert to achieve a broader “population” change in their communities. It works closely with its partner organizations, so everyone speaks the same language and has the same goals – promoting positive school engagement, strengthening families, and changing communities. While teaching, she was a long-time member of the MTSSB Committee, which encourages positive support within the School to improve the school climate and culture. She was also a member of the Nebraska Education Association and the Omaha Education Association. She currently dedicates her time to promoting and encouraging DEIA practices in non-profits, community organizations, businesses, and school systems and continues her advocacy for anti-bullying policies and suicide prevention.

She is a dedicated member and volunteer for the Nebraska Foundation for Suicide Prevention (https://afsp.org/chapter/nebraska) and an active board member of RESPECT (https://respect2all.org/mission-history/) which is a non-profit dedicated to building healthy relationships using theatre and community collaboration. Jacqelle is also the Vice President of Owlish (https://owlish.org/) this mission of Owlish is The mission of Owlish is to advocate for older LGBTQ+ adults through education, policy, and resource development. We serve anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community and is over 50.

Former Miss Douglas County for America 2019 and Miss Nebraska for America 2020, Jacqelle competed in the Miss Nebraska Organization from 2001 to 2005 and was crowned Miss Nebraska 2007 in the National American Miss Division (ages 19-24).

In Jacqelle’s free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, advocating for social justice issues, working out, being in nature, and is an avid supporter of any performing arts activity. 

For more information about Jacqelle Lane M.Ed and her platform, you may visit her at the website https://jacqellelane.com/, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqellelane/, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jacqellelaneauthor/, and Twitter https://twitter.com/jacqelle_author

Author

Jacqelle Lane, M. Ed.

Author | Artist | Educator | Advocate | Speaker | Podcast Hostess

Mission: Every Child Matters! Preventing Teenage Suicide and Reducing Bullying; Encouraging and Supporting the At-Risk Student Population.

Jacqelle Lane, M. Ed. is the former professional practice and policy teaching fellow for the Nebraska State Education Association. She worked diligently on implementing equitable policies and procedures to promote diversity and inclusion at the state and local levels within our public schools in Nebraska. She is now Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Director at the Omaha Children’s Museum.

Jacqelle Lane is a former sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been teaching since 2009. When people ask her if she has children of her own, her favorite response is, “Well, certainly, I have 136 of them that I teach every day, and I love them like they are my own.”

Since 2009, Jacqelle has been passionate about her platform, “Every Child Matters: Preventing Teenage Suicide and Reducing Bullying.” Unfortunately, since she taught over 136 children daily in the mainstream classroom for years, she witnessed how detrimental bullying was to a child’s psyche. It also fueled Jacqelle’s passion for writing her first book, “From Bully to Bestie,” a guide for students, teachers, parents, and counselors on strategies that students can use to cope with bullying behavior and create more positive responses along the way. In 2021 Jacqelle published her second book, “Every Child Matters!” about preparing children with social skills and coping skills for diverse circumstances and experiences, which will provide a fundamental base that prepares them for change and helps them develop self-confidence. It is crucial to encourage children to focus on the positives. While not all change is welcome, we can find the silver lining if we look hard enough.

In terms of protecting a child from poor self-esteem and combating the side effects of bullying that a child might encounter, the number one defense is a stable and supportive home environment. For many reasons, sometimes this is not always possible. That is where we as a community can step in; however, if possible, a solid parent-child relationship requires much effort and understanding. The relationship parents develop with their children from infancy forms the basis of their social and emotional development. But it may not always be easy. Parents may find it difficult to bond with their children due to a child’s changing mood and different challenges. In such situations, several factors need to be considered. For example, parents can work to understand them and help them cope with their problems effectively without being domineering.

Jacqelle is also the hostess of the podcast Education with an Edge: Each episode of Education with an Edge is meant to create, cultivate, and inspire honest discussion about issues affecting youth. We will discuss inclusion, career orientation, and social justice issues affecting education.

Jacqelle is a native Nebraskan living in Omaha for over seven years. Jacqelle grew up on beautiful Lake McConaughy and then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring and obtaining a degree in Communication Studies and Marketing. While on campus at UNL, she was involved in various activities and clubs, including Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, the Nebraska Alumni Association, Cather Circle, Husker Choices, ASUN, and PanHellenic, to name a few. After her undergraduate Education, she pursued a career in corporate America when she became a part of a non-profit organization, City Impact of Lincoln, Nebraska, where her love of at-risk youth began.

After Jacqelle’s internship at City Impact, she decided that God had called her to go into Education and help these students that had stolen her heart. Jacqelle returned to school, participating in a new program at the University of Nebraska-Kearney called “Transition to Teach.”

Jacqelle, in three short years, had obtained her English Endorsement in Secondary English Education 7-12 while simultaneously graduating with honors and earning a Masters’s degree in Education Administration from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska (K-12) and an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ELL). Jacqelle obtained a degree in school counseling in 2022. She prides herself on being a lifelong learner, advocating for the at-risk population, and being trained in “Trauma-Informed Care” and “Train the Trainer” programs.

Jacqelle’s passion and platform for at-risk youth extend far beyond academic achievements. Jacqelle has worked for the only Level III Alternative School in Nebraska, working with some of the most severe autism cases, abuse/neglect, and special needs students. Jacqelle has extensive experience working in both Secondary and Middle School settings and has taught at two of Nebraska’s largest school districts.

In 2018 she took on the role of Pep Club Coach and was one of three coaches for the Drama Department at Alfonza W. Davis Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska, which is a part of the Omaha Public Schools District. She is a member of the LIFT with Boys Town Advisory Board, which takes a preventative approach; LIFT Together brings parents, educators, coaches, behavioral health professionals, and community members together to work in concert to achieve a broader “population” change in their communities. It works closely with its partner organizations, so everyone speaks the same language and has the same goals – promoting positive school engagement, strengthening families, and changing communities. While teaching, she was a long-time member of the MTSSB Committee, which encourages positive support within the School to improve the school climate and culture. She was also a member of the Nebraska Education Association and the Omaha Education Association. She currently dedicates her time to promoting and encouraging DEIA practices in non-profits, community organizations, businesses, and school systems and continues her advocacy for anti-bullying policies and suicide prevention.

She is a dedicated member and volunteer for the Nebraska Foundation for Suicide Prevention (https://afsp.org/chapter/nebraska) and an active board member of RESPECT (https://respect2all.org/mission-history/) which is a non-profit dedicated to building healthy relationships using theatre and community collaboration. Jacqelle is also the Vice President of Owlish (https://owlish.org/) this mission of Owlish is The mission of Owlish is to advocate for older LGBTQ+ adults through education, policy, and resource development. We serve anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community and is over 50.

Former Miss Douglas County for America 2019 and Miss Nebraska for America 2020, Jacqelle competed in the Miss Nebraska Organization from 2001 to 2005 and was crowned Miss Nebraska 2007 in the National American Miss Division (ages 19-24).

In Jacqelle’s free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, advocating for social justice issues, working out, being in nature, and is an avid supporter of any performing arts activity. 

For more information about Jacqelle Lane M.Ed and her platform, you may visit her at the website https://jacqellelane.com/, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqellelane/, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jacqellelaneauthor/, and Twitter https://twitter.com/jacqelle_author