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Rocky River Welcomes Mr. Jackson as Assistant Principal
Rocky River Elementary School welcomes Mr. Jackson as the new Assistant Principal. Mr. Jackson is originally from Buffalo, New York. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education from Canisius College in Buffalo. This past May he earned his Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner Webb University. Mr. Jackson will continue his studies at Gardner Webb toward achieving his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.
Mr. Jackson moved here in 2007 to begin a new chapter in his life including his career in teaching. He taught Kindergarten for the first three years at Morehead STEM Academy in CMS. Once Morehead began its transition from an elementary school to a K-8 Academy, he was moved to 6th grade to teach Social Studies and serve as the faculty advisor for Student Government. Mr. Jackson taught Social Studies for two years before he served as both a Social Studies teacher and an AVID teacher/program coordinator. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system that is traditionally offered as an elective for middle and high school students. After six years in the classroom, he spent the last school year serving as a Dean of Students at Ashley Park PreK-8 School.
Mr. Jackson is excited to begin at RyRES because he is finally able to return to his elementary roots.
In his spare time, he like to explore different restaurants and try new foods. He considers himself a foodie in training. He is also a huge sports fan and has recently grown to enjoy watching collegiate freestyle wrestling.
Rocky River is excited to have Mr. Jackson as part of their team. At open house the students were also excited (and amazed at his heighth!) when they had the opportunity to meet him. It is going to be a great year for all Roadrunners!
Written by: Jason Jackson and Heather Shulman
Posted: Aug 24, 2014 by Heather Shulman