Jackie Poirier is a graduate of Fine Arts and Education from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. Here, she trained in a wide variety of media and found her love for photography and graphic design. The University’s unique program prepared her to teach from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and led her to follow her passion for teaching young emerging artists in the Okanagan at the high school level. She has been teaching Visual and Graphic Arts at Mount Boucherie Secondary School since the Fall of 2008. Teaching Art has not only allowed her to share her love for the arts with her students, but it has consistently fueled her own learning, creativity, and has inspired her to continue on her path as an active artist today.