VIOLINIST | CONDUCTOR | EDUCATOR
After graduating from W. G. Enloe High School (Raleigh,North Carolina) in 1985, Ms. Jackson studied violin at the University of Miami (Coral Gables) with Dr. Marla Meutschler, Paul Rolland protégé; and Dr. Earl Sanders at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). After graduating summa cum laude from NCCU, she began teaching orchestra in Wake County elementary, middle, and high schools in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Jackson moved to Richmond in 1994 and began teaching
in Henrico County, where she worked for 17 years at several schools including: Byrd Middle School, Godwin High School, Freeman High School, and Tucker High School. She also coordinated the Strings Discovery Program designed to introduce stringed instruments to
rising 6th graders.
Ms. Jackson’s orchestras are known for outstanding
performances throughout the district. While teaching in
Henrico County, her high school orchestras performed at
the Virginia Music Educators’ State Convention in Norfolk,
VA. Her orchestras have also received superior ratings in
national competitions in Chicago, New York, Toronto, and
Boston. Locally, Ms. Jackson’s middle school and high school
orchestras consistently receive superior and excellent ratings
in District Orchestra Assessments. Ms. Jackson’s students
have received numerous individual awards and recognition
for their performances. Ms. Jackson was a 2010 finalist
for the R. E. B. Award for Teaching Excellence.