Dr. Janice K. Jackson, a recognized leader in the field of urban education, is Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Officer. Jackson joined CPS in 1999, teaching history and economics at South Shore High School. Following, she secured a grant to create Al Raby School for Community and Environment which became one of the district’s most successful neighborhood high schools. She also opened Westinghouse College Prep High School and then went on to be a network chief, providing principals with guidance. Jackson has been honored by the National Council of Negro Women Chicago as a Woman Making History. She holds a bachelor’s and advanced degrees from Chicago State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.