Title: School District Administrator
Location: Mountain View, California, United States
Jacqueline Blackwell, San Jose Unified School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of school psychology.
Driven by her perseverance and the knowledge that she could do anything she set her mind to, Dr. Blackwell is an esteemed psychologist who specializes in education. Though her family had discouraged her from pursuing her goal of becoming a doctor, Dr. Blackwell joined the military in 1995, serving in the WAC-U.S. Army from 1954 to 1955. She met her husband, Clifton Blackwell, during their mutual service, married him in 1955 and had their children Arthur, Clifton, Jeanne and Corwyn. However, Dr. Blackwell never gave up her dream of becoming a doctor and matriculated at San Jose State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1969, a Master of Arts in psychology in 1972 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuropsychology, among other degrees. She is a licensed school psychologist in the state of California and has served the San Jose Unified School District well throughout the course of her career.
Dr. Blackwell began her career as a teacher for the district from 1970 to 1983 before advancing into the role of psychologist in 1983. She served as the director of special education and psychological schools in the district from 1986 to 1990 and assumed the role of principal of a San Jose school from 1990 to 1994. Presently, Dr. Blackwell is the director of student services within the San Jose Unified School District and has held this role since 1994. In tandem with her responsibilities, she has authored the San Jose Unified School District Student Behavior Handbook as well as the District Special Education Guidebook. Her expertise has afforded her membership with organizations such as the American Psychological Association the California Psychological Association the San Jose Teachers Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Blackwell has always been persistent and driven to help young people overcome obstacles and achieve success, firmly believing that nothing can replace persistence and drive to accomplish goals. She has been awarded the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrates her success with her family, including her two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
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