North Carolina Central University (NCCU) alumnus Anthony Jackson, ’93, was appointed superintendent of Chatham County Schools in Pittsboro, N.C. beginning in July.
Jackson, the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year for 2020, comes to Chatham County from Vance County Schools. During his time in Vance County, the school system increased its graduation rate, decreased the dropout rate, and reduced long-term suspensions.
Jackson has served in various educational leadership roles for over 30 years, including superintendent for Nash Public Schools in Nashville, N.C., and Henry County Public Schools in Collinsville, Va.
He was formerly principal and chief administrative officer of the Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter School, a public charter school in Washington, D.C. He also served as regional vice president for curriculum and instruction with a charter school management company.
This impactful educator began his career as a teacher’s assistant, leading to positions as music teacher, assistant principal, principal and other leadership roles in Virginia and North Carolina school systems.
His additional honors include the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance award in 2013 and the Regional Superintendent of the Year award in 2019. In 2014, he was Superintendent of the Year for the North Carolina Central Region.
Jackson earned a bachelor’s in music education from East Carolina University and a master’s educational leadership from NCCU. He also holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Walden University.