Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

Mahoganey Jackson (Sylvan MS) - CFP TOTM 1 (Dec. 2017)
Sylvan Hills Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson was honored as the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month. Atlanta Sports Council Executive Director Dan Corso presented Jackson with a $1,000 prize to help with classroom initiatives.

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.)

The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson.

In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month, which comes with a $1,000 prize to help with classroom initiatives.

When Dan Corso, executive director of the Atlanta Sports Council, interrupted – albeit briefly – Jackson’s lesson on the Civil War to present the award to her, there were no shrieks of surprise or tears of joy. Jackson flashed a bright smile, thanked and hugged Corso, and went right back to work, helping her students break down the lyrics of a song sung in battle by the Union Army. It was a quintessential display of Jackson’s passion for teaching and serving her students.

“I knew I wanted to be a teacher in middle school,” said Jackson, an APS alum who attended Price Middle School. She will be featured on an upcoming broadcast of WSB-TV’s “People 2 People.”

“School was like a refuge and a safe place for me, coming from a disadvantaged neighborhood,” Jackson said. “My teachers looked out for me and encouraged me, and that inspired me to be a teacher. That’s where my passion for teaching comes from.”

Mahoganey Jackson (Sylvan MS) - CFP TOTM 2 (Dec. 2017)

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