Dr. Lamont is Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). He began his career as an educator in his hometown. With over 30 years in SDUSD, he’s served as a teaching assistant, teacher, coach, principal of Montgomery, Challenger, and Wangenheim Middle Schools, and Chief Human Resources Officer. In his role as Area 2 Superintendent, he oversaw schools in clusters for the Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Morse, and University City Learning Communities.
Leading a partnership with the San Diego Education Association, Jackson developed a new model for educator effectiveness. He is passionate about collaborating with principals and teachers to improve student achievement, and nurturing all learners. Serving as a mentor for African American males has been a great source of pride as he believes in a philosophy of opportunity, inclusion and equity.
Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Sciences from San Diego State University, along with a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego.