Meet the International Spy Museum’s Youth Education Director who holds an M.A.T. in Museum Education from George Washington University and a BA in archaeology from Emory University. She has over 25 years’ experience in museums to support teachers and students in utilizing museum resources and artifacts to enhance traditional classroom curriculum. Jackie has worked at the Michael C. Carols Museum of Art and Archaeology, Smithsonian Institution, The National Building Museum, National Museum of Dentistry, and Discovery Creek Children's Museum.
For the past ten years at the International Spy Museum, Jackie has developed the Museum’s KidSpy® series of public programming in which young people and families experience tradecraft workshops; discover the importance of intelligence and espionage in the past, present and future; and participate in simulated mission-based activities. She also creates in-service trainings for teachers that use intelligence studies as a lens for classroom curriculum and develops curriculum materials for students and teachers. Her newest adventure is utilizing interactive video conferencing to export the Spy Museum’s workshops to classrooms across America and even outside of the U.S. Jackie (AKA Agent Crafty), loves working at the Spy Museum because there is nothing more exciting than watching children, families, and teachers when they discover that the real world of spying is even more exciting than what they've seen in the movies or read in the books. Her favorite object on view at the Museum is the Pigeon Cam – a WWI bird with a camera strapped to its chest to practice overhead reconnaissance over enemy territory during the War.
Check out a brand new Family Missions Guide that Jackie developed with Sir Veillance (a camera carrying pigeon) as your guide!
Lucy Stirn, Museum Educator
As a Museum Educator at the International Spy Museum, Lucy Stirn teaches all of Spy Museum’s student workshops and assists with the development of curriculum and education resources. She is a former classroom teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Marymount University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Art History from Dickinson College. Her codename is Agent Buttercup.