The Center for Development and Learning has hired DeJunne’ Clark Jackson as the vice president of program development. Jackson, who is a mother of a “double-deficit, comorbid, bright, insightful, and kind-hearted dyslexic child,” has an in-depth knowledge of the necessary school-based solutions for students with attention and learning challenges, particularly struggling readers and students with ADHD. Jackson earned a master of arts in teaching in early childhood education and a master of education in dyslexia therapy, among many other degrees and certifications. Jackson also serves on the Louisiana Early Literacy Commission.
She is an alumna of Louisiana Tech University and William Carey University. She is a native of the greater New Orleans area and has lived in north Louisiana for a bit, but she currently calls Baton Rouge home with her husband and two sons. “From early childhood development to college matriculation, DeJunne’ has been able to serve a host of students – helping them to become successful in their educational pursuits. In addition to her service with the district attorney’s child advocacy center, she has served in the capacities of a college disabilities coordinator, classroom teacher, school counselor/student services coordinator, and reading interventionist.”
Center for Development and Learning is a nonprofit organization that specializes in the development and dissemination of leading-edge research, knowledge, and best practices that improve teaching and increase learning. mission is to improve the life chances of all children, especially those at high risk, by increasing school success.