Believes SMSD is a diverse school system focused on excellence teeming with potential. A 16-year resident of Stafford, Jackson said a quality education can change the future of individuals and generations to come and he believes every child deserves the best education possible and that no student should be denied access to this opportunity.
Mr. Jackson said he believes in service: “To whom much is given, much is required.” Happily married to wife, Denise, the Jacksons have two children, Jalen and Auturo, who attend SMSD schools. Jackson unsuccessfully ran for a position on the School Board in 2011 and said he does not believe in giving up. As a Trustee, he said he would work hard and be available to students, teachers, and administrators so that together they could work to improve our schools and communities. He wants to ensure students have safe, secure schools with caring, competent teachers who are using fun, creative methods to teach students. He also wants to make sure we have the right people in the right positions with the right resources.
As a Stafford resident since 1996, Jackson said he loves living here and that there is true sense of community. He is the Senior Director of Customer Care and Customized Services with the
Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) where he has worked since 1989. His responsibilities include overseeing METRO’s call centers and contracted bus services which involves answering millions of calls and transporting millions of riders each year.
Jackson said he would like to see the completion of the new facilities within the next year and believes this is creating excitement among students and teachers. He said in the next five years, SMSD must have a solid curriculum in place that is yielding positive results including college and/or career readiness for students. He said he wants teachers and administrators to seek out SMSD and the district be known as a leading school system. Jackson said that within 10 years, he wants SMSD to be viewed as one of the leading schools in the region attracting the best and brightest students, teachers, and administrators. He also said positive relationships must be maintained with the City of Stafford and the business community, and a strong, vibrant educational system will benefit our city and region.
Mr. Jackson served on the Vision and Planning Committee which led to the creation of the new facilities and laid the framework for the direction of the district. He is currently actively involved in serving on a Parents Advisory Group at Stafford Intermediate School. He supports the athletic and music departments at Stafford High School and said that with school age children attending our schools, he will bring a school parent’s perspective to the Board.
Mr. Jackson believes there are several issues that are priorities: making sure we have safe, secure schools; teachers and parents working together to achieve goals; having cutting-edge teaching methods in place that match the new facilities; teachers must have the time and resources needed to effectively do their jobs; and maintaining reasonable class sizes. He said that it is exciting to develop and implement a quality curriculum to match the excellent facilities being constructed.