Jacqueline Horejs, Ed.D., Associate Partner

Dr. Horejs is a seasoned educational professional with a firm belief that leadership matters for student, school, and district success. She successfully served nine years as the Superintendent of Union Elementary School District in San Jose, CA. During her tenure, she was elected to serve as the Chairperson of the Santa Clara County Superintendents Association, was President of California City School Superintendents Association, and presented at the ACSA Superintendent’s Academy.

Prior to serving as Superintendent, she served as the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services in the Gilroy Unified School District and received the ACSA Region 8 Assistant Superintendent of the Year award. She has also worked as the Director of Instructional Services and the Regional Director for the Statewide System of School Support for Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has a broad range of experience leading initiatives for organizational alignment, strategic planning, community engagement, multi-tiered systems for student support, and school improvement. 

After retiring in 2015, she has been conducting Executive Searches, facilitating Governance Workshops and Superintendent Evaluations, and coaching Superintendents and other administrators. She has facilitated the Pivot Executive Leadership Center series in two counties and has also served as the Interim Director of the Administrative Credential Program at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Jacki is currently an instructor and a coach for new administrators in the administrative credential program. Dr. Horejs’ professional experiences over 40 years in education have provided her with a multi-faceted skill set and understanding of the needs of educational leadership. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois, a Masters in Educational Administration from San Jose State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.