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Jacqueline (Jackie) Leib, Executive Assistant to LFA’s CFO, traveled to China in October 2019 with other LFA faculty and staff on a professional development trip. One of Jackie’s favorite experiences on this trip, in addition to meeting current student families, was her interactions with the students and administrators of Greentown School in Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China. She said, “We may not speak the same language, but smiles, giggles, and kindness were how we communicated with each other. Oh, and the use of the iTranslate app on our phones.”
One thing that really struck Jackie during her visit was how she felt during her time there. Being unfamiliar with the language, culture, food and her surroundings made her reflect on how the international students at LFA must feel when they arrive on campus. Upon Jackie’s return from China, she made a pact with herself to increase her efforts to touch base with international students throughout the year; she wants students to make sure that they know her as a friendly face for anything they need, including for a dish of her famous brownies.
Jackie Leib joined Lake Forest Academy in 2012. She has her BS in Business Administration and Management and has extensive experience in full-service administrative support positions for high-level executives in Chicago area businesses