Jacqueline Schertz

Jacqueline Schertz

Practicum Coordinator

  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Career & Human Resource Development, 1997
  • B.S.W., Rochester Institute of Technology, Social Work, 1983

Jackie Schertz comes from a Deaf family and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Jackie has had a varied career. She had a stint as a weekly TV talk show host with ASL as the official language and was dubbed the “Deaf Oprah.” She worked for ten years as a substance abuse counselor. She has directed community programs serving the local deaf population and has taught ASL at RIT and in the Rochester area. In addition, Jackie has experience as a deaf interpreter.

Jackie is a stained glass artist and is a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery. She and her husband live in a 1905 house.


Practicum and student interpreting


Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf