Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Criminal Justice MA- ABS Teacher License Ed.S- Specialist in Educational Leadership degree
Welcome to Wellstone Elementary!
My name is Talisha Jackson and this is my 1st year as an Assistant Principal at Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary.
I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful team.... I look forward to working with the students and supporting them to be the best they can be!!!
I started my educational experience working in early childcare for 5 years before I decided that I needed to go back to school and get a better education for my children. I received my BA in Criminal Justice from Concordia University, in the Twin Cities. I was introduced to the SUTR- Saint Paul Urban Teacher Residency- which encouraged me to go into teaching because I wanted to make a difference in education. I then went back to school to get my MA in education from University of St. Thomas. I currently have an ABS (Academic Behavioral Strategist) teaching license. I started working for SPPS (Saint Paul Public Schools) as a para-professional in the special education department 10 years ago and continue to be a part of SPPS. I worked at Murray Middle School as an EBD Fed III setting teacher before joining the Wellstone Elementary team as an Assistant Principal. I am currently in school at Conordia University, with the hopes of being the BEST me I can be.
I have three beautiful children ( Zareya, who is attending the U of MN, Joshua, who is in High School, and Roderick, who is in elementary). In my free-time, I love spending a lot of time with my children and family. Family nights and movies are our top focus. I love dancing and making up creative songs.... life is short, so I believe in enjoying every moment.
Everything that I do in education is for every child and every school to strive for inclusiveness. I am a very strong advocate for making sure ALL STUDENTS are included, no matter their race, gender, religion, culture, or background. My work in equity will continue at Wellstone as I work to decrease the racial achievement gap and push to increase more awareness for our students.
"With an education, you have everything you need to rise above all the noise and fulfill every last one of your dreams"- Michelle Obama