Jackie Joseph Buzek
Jackie Joseph Buzek, PhD, BCBA-D, MSW, is the Executive Director of The Rise School of Denver, an inclusive, therapeutic, non-profit child care center. Before Rise, Jackie was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, where her work focused on early childhood inclusion and young children’s social and emotional competence. When she’s not at Rise, Jackie’s at home with her husband, Jace, and their daughters, Juniper and Goldie. Juniper has a rare genetic syndrome (Cri du Chat) and autism. Raising Juniper has taught Jackie more than she’s ever learned through research or in a classroom about inclusion, belonging, and celebrating disability.