Jacqeline Crew earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1965 and a master’s in education in 1972 and taught in St. Mary, Caddo, East Baton Rouge and Natchitoches parishes from 1965-2012, teaching elementary and gifted classrooms and taking on yearbook duties. During those years, she served on many parish committees, presented in-service workshops to teachers, took graduate classes and mentored younger teachers. She was twice selected by colleagues as Teacher of the Year, at Magnolia Woods Elementary in 1996 and at St. Mary’s Elementary in 2004. She continues to work for Louisiana College observing alternative certification teachers and as site supervisor for NSU’s College of Education.
Crew and her late husband of 52 years Robert Crew, a long-time educator and administrator at Northwestern State, were devoted supporters of Northwestern and were awarded an Nth Degree in 2012 for meritorious service to the university and community. She has been the Tri Sigma Sorority chapter advisor for 18 years and has volunteered with many community organizations. Mrs. Crew has two children and four grandchildren.