Dr. Ryan B. Jackson is currently an assistant principal in an inner-city high school located in Nashville, TN. Before serving in a leadership role, Jackson was a high school English teacher, where he started his school’s first AP Lang & Comp program and revived a student-centered, student-produced school newspaper.
Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville (PLAN).
Furthermore, Jackson is the creator of the Competitive Teaching Model (CTM), a socio-emotional based teaching strategy that positively impacts students’ perceived sense of belonging and its correlation to student achievement. This model formed the basis for Jackson’s successful TED Talk, A redheaded stepchild’s journey from underdog to advocate.