STEAM Magnet - Proud to be a Title 1 School
Degrees and Certifications:
Marketing Elementary Education Educational Leadership
Ms. Jackie Jackson
This is my first year teaching at Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet however it's my 11th year in the field of education. With fourth grade being a new area of teaching for me, I'm looking forward to collaborating with my team. I've been exposed to so many wonderful people and resources at Leaphart as well as within the Lexington/Richland District 5 family and I'm looking forward to a great year. I have #PrideIn5!!!! Prior to arriving at Leaphart, I taught 3rd grade in Newberry County and was able to bring new ideas to Little Mountain Elementary School who eventually became my extended family.
I'm a native of the Washington D.C area and I moved to Irmo, South Carolina several years ago with my two daughters who are products of Lexington/Richland District 5 and I'm proud to say...they both are in college now. It's evident that I'm a firm believer of being an ongoing learner in and outside of the classroom because not only am I a teacher but a coach and a mentor too. I have two bachelor degrees, one is in Marketing and the other is in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland University College. With teaching being my passion I decided to futher my studies and I obtained a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governor's University. I not only want to make a difference in a child's life but in my community as well.
You will often hear me say, you are never too old to teach and you're never too young to learn. My goal is to keep learning and keep teaching because teaching is not just a gift, it's my calling.