Jana Jackson

for Maricopa County School Superintendent
Get To Know Jana


“If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.”

I Believe In The Importance Of:

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Family

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Service

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Education

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Accountability

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Quality

QUALIFICATIONS

Family

Mother of seven children (four adopted with special needs) and Grandmother to Michaela and Nicholas.

Education

Graduated from Englewood High School, Chicago, Illinois
BS in K-12 Education from Governors State University, Forest Par, Illinois
PhD Program in Educational Leadership (emphasis in Curriculum & Development), Minor in Special Education Policy & Law at the University of Kansas

Experience

  • NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C. – Aerospace Education Specialist
  • Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation – State-wide Education Initiatives
  • Navy Sea Systems Command – Logistics PPP and task-based training curricula
    • Adjunct Professor:

    • Indiana University – Bloomington
    • Oklahoma State University
    • Haskell Native American University

    Teacher / Instructional Coach – Arizona:

  • Navajo/Hopi reservations
  • Various Maricopa County school districts
  • Currently teach at North High School, Phoenix, AZ

My commitment to you as County Superintendent is:

Improving Support Services

Managing MCESA Business services to Maricopa County school districts:

  • Financial analysis and support services
  • Bond, Override, and School Board election services
  • Administration of grants and educational support programs

Accountability to Families

Accountability to families through educational opportunities for their children:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs
  • Support for private and home schooling
  • Special needs programs for students and support for their families

Improve Educational Outcomes

Quality education for all county children:

  • Teacher professional development programs
  • Small schools support

Help Make a Difference for Maricopa County Schools