September 29, 2016
Michele Jackson, Dean Middle School small learning community CCIS, was named the TASC District 7/13 2015-2016 Adviser of the Year on Sept. 26.
Sept. 29, 2016—Michele Jackson, Dean Middle School small learning community campus content instructional specialist (CCIS), was selected as the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) 2015-2016 District 7/13 Adviser of the Year at the district’s fall meeting at the Berry Center on Sept. 26.
TASC District 7/13 selects one middle level district representative each year, highlighting contributions to the district and embodiment of service and leadership throughout the prior year.
A 14-year educator teaching sixth- and eighth-grade social studies, Jackson was nominated for the award by Clarence Ford, district TASC adviser and Hodges Bend Middle School student council adviser.
She was previously awarded the TASC District 7/13 Adviser of the Year in 2013 while serving as Kahla Middle School’s student council adviser.
The Dean student council grew from 10 to more than 60 students in 2015-2016, completing large-scale projects such as Red Ribbon Week, Generation Texas, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Pasta for Pennies fundraiser, three school dances, Houston Heart Walk, the Superintendent’s Fun Run and volunteering at the CFISD Health Expo.
Jackson’s students received the Outstanding Student Council award and Sweepstakes Award for winning district awards in all project categories: Pride and Patriotism, Energy and Environment, Community Service and DASH (Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health).
“I’m very thankful to receive this honor,” Jackson said. “My success is the result of my officers and members who work tirelessly on our projects each year.”