Dana Houston Jackson
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To summarize it: There is no greater joy than watching a person’s eyes grow wide and bright once understanding and ideas have set; I tenaciously work for this.
I am an “Understanding” lover with an affinity for technology.
Each child and adult is different; each one needs to be really talked to, on their level and in their world. That is the only way to reach and help them; that is a challenge like no other.
That’s why I do what I do.
The formal and stuffy introduction, if you must: I spent 25+ years: training, working, teaching, helping. I studied, practice and taught adults project management before and while working for a BS in Alternative Energy Engineering. I wanted to help solve the world’s problems somehow only to discover after a year into my internship that there was no way I could do it behind a desk. I’m a people person — not just a data person like my husband.
I moved over into K-18 Education a few years after my son came along, and I’ve been there since.
I am back in school at Western Oregon University. I finished a BS Interdisciplinary: Business, Humanities (Writing and Communication) and Geosciences. I am currently a GTA (Graduate Teacher Assistant) while working through a Masters of Education in Information Technology, Instructional Design, e-Learning.
My ideal life is to be a full time Educator, utilizing technology to create and communicate knowledge and help them achieve their career and life goals in both the career and academia setting.