Killeen: School district names new special education director

Dr. Jacqueline Pilkey. (Killeen ISD photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Veteran educator Dr. Jacqueline Pilkey, a certified special education instructor, is the Killeen ISD’s new director of special education.

She will report to the district’s executive director for special education, the district said in a press release Wednesday.

Over the past 11 years, Pilkey has served as an assistant principal and special education coordinator at Killeen’s Audie Murphy Middle School.

She holds certificates in special education, mid-management, secondary mathematics and secondary government and political science instruction, the district said.

Pilkey joined the KISD in 1991 as a math teacher at Killeen High School.

After teaching there for four years, she spent five years at the Killeen Ninth Grade Center and from 2000 to 2004 taught at Harker Heights High School.

In 2004 she became an assistant principal and special education coordinator at Live Oak Ridge Middle School.

In 2007 she joined the staff of Audie Murphy Middle School.

She holds a doctorate in education from Walden University, a Master of Education degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Mary Hardin-Baylor, the district said.