University of Texas at Austin (Physics, B.S.)
Jackson has just finished up his fourth year teaching high school. He began teaching in 2014 at Giddings High School where he taught Algebra 2 and AP Physics until he transferred to Leander High School in the Fall of 2016. His past two years at LHS he has taught Pre-AP/IB Precalculus and Physics.
"From my experience of teaching high school students over the past four years, I have learned that motivation, creativity, and consistency are the three most essential skills in creating the optimal learning environment. I don’t care how much advanced calculus and particle physics you know. If you lack these three skills, you will not be a successful teacher. Students are so different from one another in so many ways. It is required that the teacher shows genuine interest in each of his/her students to figure out how to motivate each student to want to be successful. Motivation is more of an art than a science, and the teacher must be creative in discovering students’ motivators. This requires a patient teacher that will not give up on any of his/her students. "
Jackson just got married this past February!