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About Ms. Jackson
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I began my teaching career when I was about 5 years old, teaching my stuffed animals and dolls. I mimicked what I saw from my kindergarten teacher and put my own twist on it. With that being said, I have always wanted to be a teacher.
I taught professionally for four years in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am recharged for my ninth year of teaching for the 2019-20 school year!
After graduating from Winthrop University in May 2011, I began working for Freedom School Partners as a Servant Leader Intern. Since then I have served as a Site Coordinator at Reid Park Academy (2013) and CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church (2014), returned to Reid Park Academy for summer 2015. In 2016 I supported Freedom School sites as a Floating Site Coordinator, and Regional Operations Manager. I now serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Freedom School Partners. In October I will begin a fellowship with the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). The summer of 2011 forever changed me. Under the direction of Marian Wright Edelman (CDF) and the amazing staff at FSP here in Charlotte, my perspective of why I should become an educator evolved.
My philosophy of education is rooted in the belief that education is a civil right for all students.
I educate as a form of servant leadership.
My belief is that all children are capable of learning.
I strive to teach my students HOW to learn.
Phenomenal educators foster leadership and motivation in their students, and refuse to allow students to fail to believe in and love themselves. Phenomenal educators see the power in all young people and work to celebrate that strength every day.
There is a lot that I could say, but I would rather share more about myself in person. If you are a new student, I welcome you. I promise to do all that I can to help you grow as a student and as a person. If you are a returning student, please stay in touch. If you are a current student, make sure you complete your homework!
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