Dr. Shawn L. Jackson is president of Harry S Truman College. He is a longtime educator, who has served as a teacher, assistant principal/principal, and a Chicago Public Schools District Office administrator over a 15-year span in primary and secondary education. Most recently, Dr. Jackson served as the Chief of Leadership and Learning. While in this role, he worked to scale essential district-wide efforts such as Chicago Public School's Parent University, P.L.A.Y. (Personalized Learning Advancing Youth), and CPS Connects. These efforts helped to support the growth of educators in and out of classrooms across the City.
Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University, an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Xavier University, and a B.A. in Education from Northeastern Illinois University and was in the inaugural class of principals eligible for the National Board Certification for Educational Leaders.