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School Committee Bids Farewell To Dr. Lisa Jackson


Current and past School Committee members and Superintendent Bott honored outgoing member Dr. Lisa Jackson during a celebration of her service to the Public Schools of Brookline before the April 27th School Committee meeting.

Also in attendance were Dr. Jackson’s husband and two children, along with Selectmen Bernard Greene. Her colleagues and friends hailed Dr. Jackson as a leader on issues related to bias and equity in our schools, and noted her skill in asking difficult questions in ways that could engage others.

In addition to other accomplishments, she was praised for leading the Superintendent search that occurred in 2016.

The School Committee reflected on Dr. Jackson’s friendship, and thanked her for her mentorship during her term as a School Committee member.

The District wishes the best to Dr. Jackson and her family, and is grateful for her commitment to the Brookline Schools.

Lisa R. Jackson, Ph.D. was elected to School Committee in 2014. Dr. Jackson is the Co-Founder and Principal of Jackson-Ellis Associates, a philanthropic advising firm that works with clients who have an appetite to create impact in the world through their giving.Prior to this endeavor she was the Managing Partner for Portfolio Investments at New Profit, Inc., a venture philanthropy firm that invests nationally in nonprofits seeking to scale their impact.

Dr. Jackson serves on the national boards of Year Up, the National College Advising Corps Single Stop USA, and the Reset Foundation. She and her husband have two children and are parents at Pierce School.

She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University.