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Lamont Jackson

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Lamont Jackson

Area Superintendent
San Diego Unified School District

Lamont A. Jackson grew up in San Diego. He is a graduate of the San Diego Unified School District and has more than 25 years of experience in education, serving as a mentor, workshop presenter, educational consultant, teacher, site administrator, and district administrator. Mr. Jackson served as a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in San Diego. He has facilitated learning for the California League of Middle School and other educational conferences. Mr. Jackson has also participated in the middle level reform work with the EDNA McConnell Clark Foundation., and was a keynote speaker at the NSDC conference in Washington DC in 2006.

In 1999, Mr. Jackson became a member of the first Educational Leadership Development Academy (ELDA), a collaborative effort between the SDUSD and USD to support leadership development.

In 2000, he was named the principal of Montgomery Middle School in San Diego, becoming the youngest principal at the secondary level. Through vision, voice, visibility, and professional development he helped student achievement gains during his tenure. He stabilized the teaching staff, hiring 36 staff members in 2000 to hiring 3 in 2004. Mr. Jackson was featured on several national broadcasts including Making Schools Work and To The Contrary, for his efforts in improving student achievement through Professional Development. Mr. Jackson also served as the principal at Challenger Middle School and Wangenheim Middle School in San Diego. Mr. Jackson served as a Certificated Staffing Administrator before being named Chief Human Resources Officer serving from 2010-2013. Mr. Jackson now serves as an Area Superintendent for two areas in San Diego.

Mr. Jackson has supported other school districts in California that were under state review. In addition to his work in San Diego, Mr. Jackson served as an educational consultant in Flint, Michigan supporting middle school principals in their efforts to improve in the areas of leadership and professional development.

Mr. Jackson holds a B.A. in Sociology/Social Sciences from San Diego State University, a Master’s degree from University of San Diego, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of San Diego.