Odessa Jackson, a retired Chesterfield County school teacher, has been selected to represent the South Carolina Education Association - Retired in Denver, Colorado, for the 2014 convention of the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly. The event will be held at the Denver Convention Center from Friday through July 7.
Jackson began her teaching career at Long High School in Cheraw, when Chesterfield County’s schools were still segregated. She spent the next two decades teaching at Cheraw Elementary School and worked at Cheraw Primary as a guidance counselor.
“I am blessed to have been elected by the South Carolina Education Association - Retired to represent the state as a delegate,” said Jackson. “Thanks to my many colleagues and friends. I am honored to know you took a special effort to vote for me and trusted my ability to represent you.”
Jackson said one of the major topics on the agenda for the week is the No Child Left Behind Act that was implemented under former President George W. Bush.