Teacher of the Year2018-2019
Our SBLT unanimously chose Jeff for this honor due to his commitment to the success of our ABE/GED adult education students. Jeff’s commitment goes above and beyond expectation and includes; developing and delivering individual and differentiated lessons that require students to do the majority of the academic ‘heavy lifting’, are aligned with the new TABE, meet or exceed state standards and provide a classroom environment which is safe and welcoming to all students.
When a student enters Mr. Jackson’s room they can tell immediately the class is going to be an active participation and discovery session. Students who attend his class, begin to believe in their own academic ability and discover they have the ability to pass the GED exam. A direct result of Jeff’s encouragement, has led to many of our students continuing on with their education certification program at Pinellas Technical College after earning their high school diploma.
Jeff is a leader among his peers. His leadership participation includes being actively involved at the school, district and state level. Jeff has been an active member of CAEC’s SAC, SIP, ABE/GED PLC and ACE statewide conferences.
Mr. Jackson is caring and respectful of everyone while at the same time maintains professional standards with all students’ faculty and community members.