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Dr. Jackie Thompson, recently retired from Davis School District in Farmington, UT as Director of Educational Equity Department. Her responsibilities included the Parent Equity Committee, Multicultural Education, Civil Rights Issues and AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination.
Jackie received her Doctorate Degree in Education from Utah State University in May 2010. She taught school for four years in Pocatello, ID and Sacramento, CA. She worked as an Equity Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education. In 1984, she began her Federal career at Hill Air Force Base as a Personnel Management Specialist Intern which she worked for two years. She worked in Training Office as an Employee Development Specialist from 1986-1993. From July to October 1993, Dr. Thompson worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist.
In 1987, she conceived and implemented the Hill AFB African-American Community Outreach Program. This program visits various schools and community organizations to motivate youth to stay in school, identify positive role models and encourage them to “Say No” to drugs, alcohol, and violence. She was instrumental in helping to form a partnership between Hill Air Force Base and the Utah State Office of Education for statewide usage of the program’s video tape series to enhance the schools’ multicultur- al curriculum.
Jackie is currently serving as a board member of the Utah National Association for Mul- tic