Our team of talented, well-trained educators are deeply dedicated to preparing our students to become confidant, capable individuals in the classroom and beyond.

These exceptional, career educators are passionate about inspiring young individuals. They value and respect that each student has a unique way of learning and lean on their high levels of training to provide differentiated instruction differentiated that meets the specific needs of each student.

Y.A.L.E. School teachers are PA State Certified and hold both regular and special education certifications. It is their collective mission to relate to each student with understanding, praise, and compassion. As such, they strive to incorporate each student’s family into the daily educational model by providing updates and information that will help parents support the learning process as students generalize skills at home. Collaboration is the key to progress and that’s why we view Y.A.L.E. educators, students, and parents/guardians as one extended family!

Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia Team Leaders

Jacqueline Turner, M.Ed., BCBA – Program Supervisor

Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in education with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) and is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International as well as the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.

Before joining Y.A.L.E. in 2016, Jackie worked in a variety of roles at a large behavioral health provider. Most recently, she oversaw all clinical/behavior analytic services as well as the quality assurance and regulatory aspects at a large residential provider. She has dedicated herself to the continuous improvement and growth of children’s programming through the development of operational systems and staff training.

Patrick Graham, M.Ed. – Education and School Director

Patrick is the education and school director at Y.A.L.E. Philadelphia. Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from St. Joseph’s University in 2015. He also received his master’s degree in Education studying special education law, Applied Behavior Analysis, Wilson Language Certification, and Faith Justice Components in education from St. Joseph’s University in 2016.

Patrick has worked for Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia since 2016. Previously he taught at KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy while working towards his master’s degree.

In 2022, Patrick was named one of Metro Philadelphia’s Education Power Players, and in 2023 he was profiled by his alma mater, St. Joseph’s University as a rising star making education inclusive and accessible. His special area of interest is remedial reading instruction, and data-driven instruction for all students.