Ashia D. Jackson

To help incoming ninth graders make a more successful transition to high school, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Nelson, and Ms. Wallace create a Freshman Academy. As part of the academy, students develop research and writing skills through the production of a “Person of the Year” magazine. Students select a significant elderly person in their lives, conduct oral history interviews, research the birth year of the interviewees, and write biographies based upon the collected information.