Jamie Evanko

For Jamie Evanko, the science of happiness extends well beyond her classroom’s walls. Jamie first discovered the potential of positive psychology to benefit her students, teams, and personal life while teaching, and it quickly became a passion. As an educator, she knows positive psychology practices can foster not only academic growth but also emotional wellbeing among her students – because she’s experienced and implemented it first-hand.

Now, as Proof Positive’s Manager of Customer Success, Jamie applies her expertise and leadership in education, as well as her prudence, to ensure anyone using Proof Positive resources has the highest-quality implementations support. Additionally, Jamie still serves as a special education teacher for a small program focused on enhancing the wellbeing of teens with autism. Simply stated, Jamie is committed to ensuring the skills of wellbeing are accessible to all.,

Prior to Proof Positive, Jamie served as a Special Education teacher within the public education system in New Jersey for nearly ten years. Here, she specialized in supporting students with executive functioning needs, using her social intelligence to help them develop essential life skills. Tapping into her natural leadership strengths, Jamie led professional development in positive psychology and effective instructional practices at her previous school, supported onboarding of new teachers, and completed an administrative internship. Jamie believes that honest collaboration is key to achieving the best outcomes for students.

Jamie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and English, Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership, and Principal’s Certification from Rider University in New Jersey. During her time at Rider, she had the opportunity to work with schools in both Spain and China during study abroad programs, gaining a global perspective on teaching and learning.

Jamie lives in central New Jersey, where she appreciates the beauty of the outdoors by exploring local parks with her family, daughter, and dog – especially on Long Beach Island. She is always up for travel, whether an adventure abroad to Europe or a tropical island.