AP Government and US History 11-12

Moriarty, New Mexico


Total years as a classroom teacher: 35



University of NM and Georgetown        M.A.  in Political Science                                 2007

University of New Mexico                    M.A.  in Education                                           1993

Texas Tech University                          B.A.  in English/History                                    1963



1999 to 2012                11-12 Government and US History, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, New Mexico

1991 to 1999                Middle School Humanities, Albuquerque Public Schools-Taylor

1989 to 1991                9-12 English, Hope Christian High School

1965 to 1973                9-12 Honor English, MacArthur High School/Churchill High School,

San Antonio, TX



2017-2018       NCSS Immediate Past President

2016-2017       NCSS President

2013-2015       NCSS Vice-President, President-Elect

2010                New Mexico Teacher of the Year

2005                New Mexico Social Studies Teacher of the Year

2003                National Board Certification; renewed in 2011

1999                Albuquerque Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalist


  • Jackson thinks of each student in her classroom as a canvas on which she can help him/her become a masterpiece.


  • Jackson believes that students teaching each other in her classroom “empowers them to value their own learning and to accord respect to their peers as they teach each other