Janice Jackson, Ed.D – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leader


Janice Jackson, Ed.D
Chief Education Office
Chicago Public Schools
University of Illinois at Chicago

In Jackson’s current role as Chief Education Officer for Chicago Public Schools her position is to develop and lead the overall mission and vision for over 660 Chicago Public Schools. Along with other responsibilities, Jackson is responsible for the overall management of a $205 million operating budget used strategically to meet the goals of the entire academic arm of the school district. Jackson is also a founding principal of two new start-up schools (small non-selective high school and a selective enrollment hybrid school) including facilities and operations management, building teacher’s instructional capacity, creating strategic visions, designing recruitment strategies, facilitating a safe and friendly environment, developing a model career and technical education, and fostering athletic and fine arts departments. Along With the completion of many academic achievements, Jackson also has a Doctor of Education for the University of Illinois at Chicago.