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Jaci Herbst

Executive Assistant, Leadership Team

Jaci describes her work as being like the “man behind the curtain” in the “Wizard of Oz” film, but with a twist —more fun and less fire. To Jaci, transforming education means building a future where individuals are equipped with the skills to be lifelong learners and adapt to an ever-changing world. She’s passionate about preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow.

The supportive culture and deep belief in people fostered by Empowered has inspired Jaci to grow an incredible amount in her first year. She cherishes the freedom and flexibility in her work that contributes to her heightened efficiency and productivity, ultimately inspiring her to seek and find growth opportunities often. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter, husband, two dogs, three cats, and two sugar gliders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership experience


  • Favorite food – Peanut Butter
  • Favorite music – Indie
  • Taking care of animals
  • Reading
  • Crafts
  • Spending time outdoors