Jacqueline G. Flores

Instructor in Modern Languages
Instructor of modern languages at Exeter Jacqueline G. Flores

"I love giving my students the tools that will make them able to communicate with confidence."


B.A. California State University - Los Angeles

M.A. Middlebury College


Born and raised in Los Angeles, of Nicaraguan heritage, Señora Flores (Jackie) also lived in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution in the 1980s. Later, after finishing her degree in Spanish, she taught for eight years, first in L.A. and then in Northern California. Next, she moved east with her family to teach — and eventually become department chair — at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, where she saw snow for the first time.

In 1997, when Señora Flores came to Exeter, she continued to think she would move back to California, where her extended family still lives. Now, decades later, she is a respected veteran in the department and has been director of the term-abroad study programs for Spanish, first in Mexico and now in Ecuador. She has worked in both girls and boys dormitories and was dorm head of Peabody Hall for six years. For many years she also served as the adviser to La Alianza Latina.

Señora Flores’ son and daughter are now living on their own, but Pumpkin, her golden retriever, keeps her company at home. Pumpkin serves as her personal trainer since she walks with him daily, and he is a friendly, visible fixture on campus. Señora Flores loves Latin American culture and literature; Ruben Dario, Ernesto Cardenal, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Gabriela Mistral are among her favorite poets and writers.