Who Is Mr. Jackson? Biographical Sketch Mr. Lynn Jackson is a 1989 graduate of Newberry High School, 1994 graduate of Benedict College, a 1998 graduate of Clemson University. He also pursued a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mr. Jackson's educational career began at Newberry Middle School in Newberry, SC as a math, science, and literature teacher. After two Teachers of the Year awards, Jackson pursued an assistant principalship at Fairfield Middle School in Winnsboro, SC. He later went on to become principal of Brunson-Dargan Elementary School in Darlington, SC, assistant principal at Newberry High School and Chesterfield High School, principal of New Heights Middle School in Jefferson, SC, and assistant principal at Statesville High School in North Carolina. He is now employed as a teacher at The Academy in Chester, SC. Mr. Jackson is past president of the Newberry Branch of NAACP, past Secretary for Omicron Iota Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Newberry County Benedict Alumni Club, Advisor to Newberry County Explorers Club, member of National Middle School Association, Meridian Lodge #9 Prince Hall Affiliation, Past District Director of South Carolina Science Council, National Alliance of Black School Educators, and many other affiliations. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NAACP and Benedict College National Alumni Association. Mr. Jackson is past owner of The Gentlemen and Ladies' Club of the Midlands, a non-profit organization to address the needs of our young people through etiquette and social skills. He sat on the boards of Action Fatherhood Unlimited of the Pee Dee, Alpha District South Carolina Leadership Board and National Black College Athletic Association. Rev. Jackson is married to the former Erica Samuel of Pontiac, SC and they have two children, Alexandria and William. Lynn is an active member of Green Hill Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC where he serves as associate minister. Jackson is a past Academic All-American in Track and Field and Basketball from Benedict College with a G.P.A. of 3.91. Jackson played semi-professional football for Lexington Timberwolves. He has received numerous awards and honors, among them are: Masonic Brother of the Year; Boy Scouts Explorers' Advisor of the Year, Benedict College Young Alumni of the Year, Augustus Witherspoon Leadership Award, Movers and Shakers Award and various others. Mr. Jackson believes that education is important but a walk with the Creator is the greatest walk one can take.
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