Dr. Cheryl Jackson is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of William M. Raines Senior High School. She completed her Ph.D. in Education Leadership at Keiser University, at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida campus. Additionally, she has earned her Master of Arts degree in the field of Education Management from Strayer University, Jacksonville, Florida. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in the field of Social Science Interdisciplinary from the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Jackson enjoys conducting research and her interests include Black youth and their relationship to elementary education and how it impacts their success. Her dissertation study evaluated the underrepresentation of Black male teachers in the field of elementary education and strategies for recruitment and retention to increase their interest in securing employment as elementary education teachers. As a high school teacher, Dr. Jackson works diligently to prepare high school students for transitioning into higher education resulting in career readiness. It is her commitment to guide them on their course to success.