Jacquelyn Elias is a retired speech therapist and school administrator residing in upstate New York. She received a bachelor of arts degree in speech pathology and audiology from the State University of NY at Geneseo and a masters and educational administrative degree from Oswego State University. Elias spent 19 years in the public schools as a speech therapist and special educator. Her primary interest was working with students with emotional disabilities and the very young child with language disabilities.
Elias was a school administrator for 10 years. She spent 3 years as an intermediate school principal and 7 years in the capacities of assistant director and director of special education programs in three different school districts.
Elias was active in the NYSWA (New York State Women in Administration) organization and SANNYS, a NYS organization for all administrators.