Dana R. Jackson

Assistant Professor, Education
Director of Clinical Practice, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Profile

Dr. Dana Jackson serves as Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Clinical Practice in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies. She teaches graduate and undergraduate classes, serves as coordinator of Next Generation Leadership Academy through the Center for Leadership in Education, and partners with many school divisions throughout the region to promote and facilitate leadership development in Pre K-12 schools.

Prior to her role in higher education, Jackson served Hanover County Public Schools as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Her professional experience and interests include: educational leadership, collaboration, data analysis for instructional decision making, equity, and organizational development. She also greatly enjoys reading for pleasure and spending time with her family.

Awards

Cool Spring Elementary School Teacher of the Year, 2006

R.E.B. Nominee Finalist for Teaching Excellence

Memberships

National Association of Secondary School Principals

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Saint Paul's Baptist Church

Professional Experience

Principal (2012-2018)

Washington-Henry Elementary School, Hanover County Public Schools, Mechanicsville, Va.

Interim Principal/Assistant Principal (2010-2012)

John M. Gandy Elementary School, Hanover County Public Schools, Ashland, Va.

Assistant Principal (2006-2010)

Henry Clay Elementary School, Hanover County Public Schools, Ashland, Va.

Clinical Faculty (2005-2013)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Classroom Teacher (2001-2006)

Cool Spring Elementary School, Hanover County Public Schools, Mechanicsville, Va.

Community Service

Co-Chair, SACS/CASI District Accreditation Review
Volunteer, St. Paul’s Baptist Church School

Education

B.A., University of Virginia 1999
English Language & Literature

M.T., University of Virginia 2001
Elementary Education

Ed.S., University of Virginia 2006
Administration & Supervision

Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2012
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Contact Information

217D Special Programs Building
(804) 289-8404
(Mobile)