MR. TERRANCE JACKSON
I am a native of Alabama where I was born and raised (reared in correct English terms). While growing up, I developed an interest in Architecture by trying to figure out how to expand the size of the house that I lived in. It was a very small house that was only about 700 square feet in size. Throughout high school, I practiced and honed my skills by designing small houses and additions to trusting neighbors and family member. Many would frown when told of how small the house was and the conditions which I lived, but I believe that it made me who I am today. I appreciate everything that I earn and accomplish.
After high school, I entered the Marine Corps in order to earn tuition through the Montgomery G I Bill. During my four-year tour, I traveled to Japan, Korea and Panama. I finished my term just before the Gulf War, but I have had combat experiences before that time. I later attended ETI Technical College to major in Architectural Drafting and Design. After a few years of working in the drafting field, returned to college to complete my BA degree and then recently, a Master's in Teaching and Learning with Technology last summer. I have worked in industry in various positions as a CAD Drafter Civil Drafter and Architectural Technician before and after entering the teaching profession.
My teaching experience began in the fall of 1997 at Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio. There I spent nine years as the CAD Instructor in the Career and Technical Education Department, and served as the Technology Liason for the Career and Tech Building. The overall structure was a little different with Career and Tech classes,with them being on block scheduling, while the remainng classes were on regular bell schedule.
On the personal side of things; I have been married for 14 years and my wife and I have one son, who is a student at Cotton Indian Elementary. We relocated to Stockbridge in the summer of 2006 after accepting a teaching position at Stockbridge High School. My wife works in the mortgage industry for the past ten years. We have enjoyed our move to Georgia. I always joke and tell people that I would have to kidnap my wife to get her back to the cold climate of Cleveland. It is an experience to dig yourself out of the driveway to go to work and back in when you get home later on. We have really enjoyed staying home on days that it snows, since in Cleveland everything goes on as normal and we would just endure through the snow and the cold. We bought a house in the Stockbridge area and happy to be nearby the school and downtown Atlanta.
I enjoy teaching children about architecture and look forward to being at Stockbridge High School for many years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about your student, please do not hesitate to call or email me.