Janice K. Jackson

Chicago Public Schools

Janice K. Jackson has been immersed in Chicago Public Schools her entire life. She was a student of the district from Head Start through 12th grade, then began her teaching career at Chicago’s South Shore High School. Since that time, Jackson has served as a principal, a network chief, the chief education officer, and now, as acting chief executive officer, where she is focused on building excellence, equity, and access across the district.

During her leadership, Chicago Public Schools students set a record-high graduation rate of 77.3 percent. A graduation requirement insisting that all students have a solid post-secondary plan is ensuring that Chicago’s youth leave the classroom fully prepared for what comes next.

Here’s a link to Chicago Public Schools Leadership webpage. https://cps.edu/Leadership/Pages/Leadership.aspx

I went in excited and came out empowered. Thank you!

2017 Conference Attendee

This was the first conference in a long time that I left feeling like I had grown professionally. Often times conferences are full of “infomercials” for products but don’t provide me with knowledge and skills that I can implement immediately. Thank you for challenging my thinking and inspiring me!

— Dawn Spurlock