Manual High School
Occupation: Darrell Jackson, assistant principal of Manual High School, helps the principal provide a safe and productive learning environment for students and staff. He is primarily responsible for sophomores and juniors. But as a licensed restorative practices trainer, he offers alternative discipline techniques for all students. He also helps teachers implement the school district’s social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum.
Community Involvement: Mr. Jackson has been involved in mentoring young people as a referee and at Harrison Youth Program, the Boys and Girls Club and at Stay M.A.D. (Stay Making a Difference), a mentoring program he developed.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, counseling, psychology and physical education, Westmar University; master of education, special education, University of Phoenix; ED specialist, educational leadership and administration, University of Idaho
Three things he’s passionate about: Helping students realize the importance of their voices, restorative justice practices and Black people, with a focus on traveling throughout the world to learn more about Black people in other places.
Three favorite hobbies: Writing, playing sports, and listening to audiobooks and speeches
Career influence or inspiration: His four children, ages 11 to 26, inspire him to learn more and show them more about what the world has to offer. He is also inspired by hip-hop.
Inspirational quote: “I believe in order for real change to occur, we must also mentor the parents. Build those relationships.”
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