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Radio Feature:
Dr. Willie Jackson was a featured guest on the Donna Moore Wesby ”Education Matters” radio program (WAAW 94.7, South Carolina) on January 27, 2010. With a nod to National Mentoring Month, the discussion focused on defining and understanding mentoring in educational environments.

Conference Presentations:
The Peters Group 2010 “No Child Left Out” Education Conference featured Dr. Willie Jackson as presenter. She conducted two workshops on student achievement through coaching and mentoring. Her interactive sessions explored how mindset affects teaching approaches and examined the role of a principal coach and teacher mentor in increasing student achievement. Conference objectives included sharing strategies for teaching today’s learners and sharing research and practical applications for building effective school leaders.

Dr. Willie Jackson addressed differentiation in education at the 2010 Minnesota Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Professional Development Conference.

In April 2010, Dr, Willie Jackson served as a Minnesota Delegate, Moderator, NAESP Coach, and Facilitator at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 89th Annual Convention & Exposition in Houston.

Appointments:
Dr. Willie Jackson was installed as Secretary of The Twenty-Five Year Club, an organization within the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA), during the MESPA Institute 2010 in Bloomington, Minnesota, in February. Dr. Jackson had been one of eight 2009 inductees in the club, which was formed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated career-long dedication and made outstanding contributions to education. Candidates for membership must have served as a practicing teacher and/or administrator for 25 years or more, with 10 or more of those years as an elementary or middle-level principal.

Memberships:
In February 2010, Dr. Willie Jackson was inducted into Scholia, an organization that focuses on issues affecting education in Minnesota from pre-K through university and college levels. These issues include education finance, integration, gender equity, best practice in all education areas, technology, and data practices. Current and past members include the most committed and talented education leaders in the state—district and site administrators, superintendents, teachers, graduate professors, and school board members.