Jackie Eyl is International Spy Museum’s Youth Education Director and holds a M.A.T. in museum education from The George Washington University and a B.A. in archaeology from Emory University. She has 30 years’ experience working in museums developing educational programs and exhibitions. Ms. Eyl has worked at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Building Museum, the National Museum of Dentistry, and the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum.
For the past eighteen years at the International Spy Museum, Ms. Eyl has developed and managed the Museum’s youth and family programming in which young people learn about various aspects of intelligence and espionage and participate in simulated mission-based activities. She also creates in-service trainings and develops resources for teachers to use intelligence studies as a lens for classroom curriculum. She has written and developed curriculum publications that provide educators with tools and lesson plans to integrate the Museum’s content into their traditional curriculum.
In addition, Ms. Eyl has served on the exhibition development team for the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions. She developed the interactive components of The Enemy Within: Terror in America from 1776 to Today exhibition. She served as a key member of the development team for the Museum’s fully immersive experience, Operation Spy, and developed the interactive components of the Museum’s exhibition Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. Most recently, the Spy Museum moved to a new purpose-built building and Ms. Eyl served as a creative lead on interactives for the redevelopment of the permanent exhibitions.