Dr. Jackson’s Resume
Educational Doctorate in Special Education and Educational Leadership
West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV 26506 – May 1997
Masters of Science in Counseling
Bachelors of Science in Social Work
University of Wisconsin in Superior, WI 54880 – June 1975
Principal Certification – State of Ohio – Secondary School Principal
Principal Certification – State of Ohio – Elementary
Supervisory Certification – State of Ohio – Supervisor
Teacher Certification – State of Ohio – Teacher Special Education K-1
OTES Certified – State of Ohio – Ohio Teacher Evaluation
Georgia Certification – State of Georgia – Educational Leadership (Level 7)
Georgia Certification – State of Georgia – Special Education Curr P-12
Georgia Certification – State of Georgia – Special Education Read ELA S. S.
- Consultant services to
after schoolprogram to evaluate program effectiveness; provided data analysis of program and strategic planning to improve student outcomes
- Provided professional development training to teachers to develop and implement effective Individual Educational Plans (IEP) according to federal and state mandates
- Provided professional development training for managers and staff in the area of care for those with disabilities through the Ohio Private Residential Association (OPRA)
- Wrote proposal, received federal funding to administer job training program for students with disabilities in Greene County
- Served as an adjunct faculty at Wilmington College, Central State University, Wilberforce University, West Virginia University and Wright State University- Taught classes in the area of Special Needs, Curriculum, Inclusion Teaching, Methods, Reading, etc.,
- Secured agreement with Greene County Mental Health Services; Daymont Behavioral Health Care to provide
on sitecounseling services to students and families at Warner Jr High School with no charge to school district; and WOW School.
- Served as a board member after employment with Towards Independence
- Presented as a panel member at the Fall Council of Education and Children (CEC) State Convention on the use of 504 plans
- Presented at the Seventh Annual National Conference of Educating Adjudicated, Incarcerated and at-risk youth.
Principalof Greene Academy when it was named a Blue Ribbon School and later received the US Dept. Of Education New American High School Award (NAHS)
- Served as a panel speaker for the Blue Ribbon ceremony Washington, D.C.
- Selected by US Dept. of Education team; served as a site reviewer for the selection of NAHS
- Provided expert commentary for CD/ROM behavioral training tape for teachers, sponsored through a grant through the U.S., Department of Education
- Presented at the 84th National NASSP Convention on NAHS in the area of school reform
- Served as a grant reviewer for school grants for the Bill and Melinda Gates
- Provided numerous professional development workshops to Dayton Public School staff and administrators in the areas of
:,use of data on outcome basedlearning, effectively using Assessment for Learning, special education, team building, etc.
- Wrote and coordinated 300,000 grant to expand Builders Academy Program
- Facilitated and wrote with Wayne County a grant for 289,000 to provide social services and truancy officers to Inkster High School based program.
- Secured funding 175,000 to implement in-school suspension
- Secured AP classes and
on-lineclasses tostudents through state grant
- Referenced in Michigan Superintendent Tom Watkins book as a person who made a difference in role as High School Principal, Inkster Michigan
- Speaker at State Conference in Making Schools Work- Using collaborative teams in moving school scores
- Served as Superintendent/Principal for innovation charter school (WOW) that had been in Academic Emergency since its start. In two years the school reached Continuous Improvement Status increased student performance by 16% in one year and met AYP standards
- Received distinguished honor and placed in WVU College of Human Resources and Education 2008 Hall of Fame, due to school achievements
- Letter of Commendation from the Board of Directors of Ohio Department of Education for 2011-2012 School Year; School has shown Academic Achievement School Rating to Continuous Improvement
- Administrator of Excellence Award, Dayton Rotary Club, Dayton, Ohio
- 2013 Mary Scott Legacy Award, In Recognition of dedication and commitment to Volunteer Service April 2013
- Jackson, C., (1997) Assisting marginal teachers: A training model. Principal Magazine 77,1
- Listed in ERIC and cited in publication in relation to teacher training and teacher evaluation programs.
- VRCB/Major Contributor University of Missouri produced training CD ROM for special education teachers and staff. Cleaster Jackson named as case commentator on this effort along with other nationally known educators
- Recognized in the article “Power of One” in The OLIO, which is published by the College of Human Resources & Education at West Virginia University
Articlefocused in on Dr. Jackson’s contributions as one of six individuals inducted into the 2008 Hall of Fame.
- Community Service Award for positive contributions to the Empowerment of Individuals in the Community. March 19, 1997. Presented by the Cultural Awareness Program, Mansfield Correctional Institution Ohio
- The Victorine Louistall Monroe Award for outstanding leadership and service to the African American Community, May 10, l997. Presented by West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research
- Superintendent and Board Award commending efforts towards Ohio Best Practice, Blue Ribbon, and New American High School awards to Greene Academy
- The Governor Award Commendation for Excellent Services to Dayton Public Schools
- Michigan State Superintendent, Award You Make the Difference Award
- Hall of Fame Inductee, College of Education, West Virginia University, May 2008
- WAY Program HEADLINE NEWS Article: Cleaster Jackson, former principal of Inkster High School seen as hero by former Michigan State Superintendent Tom D. Watkins (Jan 2011)
- Solicited through fundraising efforts more than 79,000 dollars to support student ventures for Washington DC trip, Parent Training, overnight off-site seminars, and the Teach Your Passion Program.
April 1991- June 30, 2013 – Letters of Commendation from the Board of Directors of Ohio Department of Education for 2011-2012 School Year; School has Exceeded Academic Achievement and Growth Measures; School Rating to Continuous Improvement.
Volunteer/ Hired in January 2016 in
Victory World Christian School
5905 Hollow Pkwy
Norcross, GA 30071
July 2004 – June 30, 2013 – Principal
Responsible for the overall operation of the WOW School. School previous charter, operated as a part of Dayton Public School as of 2006 school year. School in 2 years 1-5 performing elementary school.
World of Wonder School
4411 Oakridge Drive
Dayton, OH 45417
August 2003-July 2004
Special Education Director
Director Dayton Public Schools /DPS
115 S Ludlow
Sept. 2000 – Aug. 2003 – Principal
Recruited and served as principal to an underachieving High School. Responsible for the overall operation.
Increased enrollment; increased student performance
Inkster High School
3311 Middlebelt Rd.
Inkster, MI 48141
September 1997 – Sept. 2000 – Principal
Served as building principal to JROTC high school. School served at-risk population, Implemented career pathways; on-site college classes to students that earned school honors
Dayton Public Schools
July 1993 -August 1994 -Associate Director (DPS)
Special Education. Promoted to (AD) supervision of all special education programs in Cluster II–15 schools-K-12.
Dayton Public Schools
April 1991-July 1993 – Supervisor (DPS)
Special Education supervisor to students’ with cognitive and emotional behavior disorders.
Dayton Public Schools
Sept. 1984-June 1985 Teacher (DPS)
Special education teacher 9-12. Integrated Curriculum
Meadowdale High School
September 1986 – April 1991 – School Counselor (XCS)
Secured agreement to have on-site counseling services available to students and parents. Assisted in the development of work-sites for students
Warner Junior High School
578 E. Market Street
Xenia, OH 45385
September 1986- June 1986 – High school special ed. Teacher (XCS)
August 1985 – June 1985 – Elementary special ed. Teacher (XCS)
December 1980 – September 1984 – Program Director
Provided supervision of total residential services program for adults with mental retardation and emotional/behavioral disabilities. After employment asked to serve on board.
46 South Detroit Street
Xenia, Ohio 45385
September 1976 – November 1980 – School Social Worker
Provided case management services for 110 students with disabilities K-12. Coordinated interdisciplinary team
Duluth Public Schools #70
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Taught evening classes as an adjunct staff at various Universities and Colleges. Classes included Special Education, Community Collaboration, Curriculum Planning; Innovative college teaching held at school site with college classes held at Greene JROTC and WOW school site
Central State University
West Virginia University