As the new director of the Center for Academic Success, a charter high school in Sierra Vista for students ages 14-21, Douglas Jackson, Jr., has already begun making changes aimed at helping his students perform to high standards. He initiated a Summer Transitions program that helps students build skills in math, science and other areas outlined in the U.S. Department of Education's SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) initiative. The program also introduces students to the idea of pursuing teaching careers in math and science. Mr. Jackson is also involved in developing a consortium through which local charter schools will collaborate to improve professional development opportunities in the area of technology.
1976 Eastern Kentucky University, B.A. M.A.