Jackie Charles CF was the The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellow for 2019. She researched best practice in court education for school students and was the first Australian to complete a virtual fellowship. Jackie has a Masters in Teaching from Sydney University, a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and a trade qualification in commercial cookery.
Jackie currently works as a Clerk to Chambers for Level 22 Chambers in Sydney NSW Australia. Previously she was the Education Manager for Australia's Magna Carta Institute - Rule of Law Education, where she ran the first NSW Court Education Program. Jackie has worked as a high school classroom teacher, chef, kitchen hand and factory worker and believes in life long learning and embracing opportunities. She is passionate about the transformative power of legal and civics education for young people and is optimistic that her work and that of others in the field of court education will lead to positive and lasting change in Australia and beyond. In her free time Jackie likes to mountain bike, rock climb, ski and trail run, she bakes cakes to relax and is fortunate to be supported in all of her endeavours by her partner Tim and children Sophie and Max.
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