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Hubert Jackson


Jackson is the only teacher to have won the former Academic Olympics twice, at two different schools. He was featured 12 times in Who’s Who of American Teachers and led seven citywide triumphs at the Black Heritage Bowl tournaments. Jackson won four city titles with the Know Your Heritage competition and was twice awarded as Coca-Cola Educator of the Year.


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he man with the moniker ‘Action Jackson’ has earned an extensive and exciting inventory of excellence. As a 39-


year educator within Chicago Public Schools, Hubert C. Jackson Jr. has been blessed with a multitude of accolades.


In 2000 he was sent to study in Germany as an Illinois Armonk Scholar. Of the 12, Jackson was the lone Black male to be bestowed. The following year he was a Golden Apple contestant. In 2004, American Legacy magazine selected Jackson as one of the “10 Top African- American Educators” in the nation. From 2005 - 2007 he contended as a DRIVE Award finalist for his devotion to students as a coach, advisor and teacher of African- American History at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep. In 2006 the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition named Jackson “Educator of the Year.” In 2011 the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. honored Jackson with the “Torch for Youth Award” and the Society of Continental Lady's awarded him with the “Educator of the Year Award.”


Outside of the history books, Jackson is a faithful steward at


Roseland Bible Church where he’s an Elder, on the Trustee Board and has served as the Adult Sunday School Teacher since 1983. He currently serves on the Retired Teachers Association of Chicago


Board.


Jackson and his wife of 36 years, Sylvia, has a son, Hubert III, who is a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and is the grandfather of Landon Marcus Pfiefer-Jackson.


Chicago Defender • 2012 Men of Excellence • January 25-31, 2012


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