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Decardra L. Jackson

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education

  • Profile
    • Grants and Felowships

      Teaching Fellowship, Harvard University, Data Wise Leadership Institute, Cambridge, Mass., 2017

    • Awards

      Teacher of the Year, Thomas H. Henderson Middle School, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, 2010

    • Memberships

      Metropolitan Education Research Consortium (MERC)


      Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV)


      National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)


      Virginia Science Education Leadership Association (VSELA)

    • Professional Experience

      Coordinator (2019-Present)

      Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Petersburg City Public Schools, Petersburg, Va.


      Director (2016-2019)

      Assessment Literacy and Research, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond


      Assistant Principal (2015)

      Richmond Public Schools, Richmond


      Director (2014-2015)

      Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), Center for Restructuring Education in Science & Technology (CREST), George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.


      Coordinator (2010-2014)

      Assessment and Remediation, Henrico County Public Schools, Henrico, Va.


      Classroom Teacher (1999-2010)

      Eartch Science and Physical Science, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond

    • Certifications

      Postgraduate Professional License, Virginia: Administration & Supervision, School Counseling PreK-12, Chemistry


      Division Superintendent License, Virginia


      Data Wise Certified Coach, Harvard University


      Post-master's Certificate, Educational Leadership & Supervision, Virginia Commonwealth University