Kayla Jackson joined AASA in June of 2011 to serve as Project Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded coordinated school health project, Strengthening School Administrator Support for Coordinated School Health.
Kayla Jackson joined AASA in June of 2011 to serve as Project Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded coordinated school health project, Strengthening School Administrator Support for Coordinated School Health. Prior to joining AASA, Jackson was the Vice President of Programs at the National Network for Youth where she had responsibility for all programmatic activities at NN4Y; oversight of two federal cooperative agreements; and all aspects of the annual national membership conference. She has more than twenty years’ experience in the areas of women’s health and HIV/AIDS with solid experience in program management, training, facilitation, and materials development in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment, comprehensive school health, and organizational development. She has extensive background in women’s and adolescent health, particularly the health needs of women of color, youth, and youth at high risk for negative health outcomes, relating to reproductive health, breast cancer, and sexually transmitted infections/HIV. Jackson received her bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University.
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May 12, 2014
Healthy kids do better in schools. Students who are healthy are better able to focus on what’s being taught in class and they’re less likely to be absent due to illness. Instructional time is vital to student success and schools can do a lot to make sure students are in class, healthy, and ready to learn. We also know the following: The number of low income children in public schools is growing. These are the students who need the most assistance. They live in areas where the per pupil expenditures have not grown to match the numbers in poverty. They generally are more likely to score lowest...