Title: Secondary School Educator
Location: Dolton, IL, United States
Dr. Richard P. Jackson has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in secondary education.
Remembered by his former colleagues and students as a professional with integrity and character, Dr. Jackson celebrates a career in education and administration that lasted 40 years until his retirement in 2014. He concluded his tenure as the principal designee and administrative assistant at the Rosa L. Park Middle School. He demonstrated a wide skillset developed through his prior roles, which included parks department chairperson of physical education for School District 147, chair of the department of physical education at Rosa L. Park Middle School, site supervisor and program director for Holmes Elementary school, varsity football and basketball coach for Thornton High School and physical education instructor for Harvey School District 152. Driven by a desire to positively impact the lives of youth, Dr. Jackson was inspired to enter his profession due to his experience growing up without a strong parental influence. His professional objective from the start of his career was always to rebuild youth by putting them on the right path and helping them to continue making good decisions in their early adulthood.
An award-winner, Dr. Jackson was honored in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education over the years for his impactful work. To prepare for his career, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in physical education from Midland College in 1974, a Master of Arts from Chicago State University in 1999 and a doctoral degree from Argosy University in 2012. He has remained on top of his field through his memberships with the Tri-County Official Association, the South Suburban Officials Association, and the Central Officials Association. As he looks ahead to the future, Dr. Jackson intends to continue enjoying his retirement while involving himself in local political initiatives as it pertains to academia.
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