The Calvin Jackson Career Impact Award has been created to honor Dr. Calvin Jackson’s significant service to Illinois ASBO and his leadership within the Statewide School Management Alliance.
After serving on active duty for three years, Cal began his career in schools in 1961 as a teacher, counselor and coach. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degree from SIU Carbondale, and spent 18 years as a Superintendent in Fairbury before joining the Illinois ASBO team in 1997. Over his 42 years as an Illinois ASBO member and 21 years on staff, Cal has been a devoted mentor and teacher, traveling statewide to help district officials understand the impact of legislative issues and legislators understand how school children are impacted by what they do (or don’t) do. His contributions have helped make the Alliance a go-to resource for legislators and will have a lasting impact on the profession.
Recipients of this award will be active or emeritus School District or Service Associate Members of Illinois ASBO who have demonstrated over the course of their career, a commitment to leverage their expertise to further the quality of the work of Illinois ASBO.