Falling In Love With Cedar Hill
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) Quite a bit can occur in 5 years – simply ask Bessie Coleman Center Faculty Science/Math Trainer Carlece Jackson.
Jackson was visiting the Dallas-Fort Price Metroplex 5 years in the past. She had no intention of relocating to the realm, however the Louisiana native/loyal New Orleans Saints fan needed to see AT&T Stadium in Arlington, up shut.
“I needed to see the place the place the Dallas Cowboys performed,” Jackson stated.
Jackson by no means discovered the stadium, she ended up about 18 miles to the southeast – throughout Joe Pool Lake – in historic downtown Cedar Hill.
Jackson fell in love with the neighborhood instantly, bought a house in Cedar Hill and enrolled her son – then a highschool freshman – in Cedar Hill ISD.
“I had by no means heard of Cedar Hill earlier than that, however I believed ‘wow, this feels good, and I’ve been right here ever since,” Jackson stated. “I like that it has a small city really feel, but you continue to get to expertise a big metropolis, with Dallas close by.”
Jackson, who had labored in Finance and Banking till that time, determined to attempt substitute instructing. She was employed as a full time trainer at Bessie Coleman in 2017, and in 2021-2022, she was named the Bessie Coleman Trainer of the 12 months.
None of it might have been doable had she efficiently positioned AT&T Stadium that day.
“The humorous factor is I nonetheless haven’t made it to AT&T Stadium – I gave up on it,” stated Jackson, whose son graduated from Cedar Hill Excessive Faculty final spring and is a freshman at Southern College in Louisiana.
Bessie Coleman Principal Jared Peters stated Jackson’s influence is felt within the classroom and in extracurricular actions.
Bessie Coleman Trainer of the 12 months
“Ms. Jackson is properly deserving of the Trainer of the 12 months Award,” Peters stated. “She is a mentor to certainly one of our new seventh grade academics, and she or he can also be the sponsor of the Spiritettes – our cheer and dance group.”
Jackson initially subbed on the elementary and highschool ranges.
“Then, I believed let me attempt center college, and it simply labored completely,” Jackson stated. “I at all times needed to show as lots of my members of the family are educators.”
She graduated with an Economics diploma from Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia and labored on the earth of finance for near a decade.
When she moved to Texas, Jackson knew it was time for a profession change.
“Science by no means will get boring,” Jackson stated. “It’s simpler to maintain the children’ consideration with stuff like that. The Sixth grader scholars are learning concerning the photo voltaic system now. We have now so many interactive tasks in science.”
Jackson stated she was honored when she discovered that she was the campus trainer of the 12 months.
“I used to be shocked and completely flattered,” Jackson stated. “It makes me really feel like ‘wow’ any individual is taking note of my professionalism.”