Sherion H. Jackson

Sherion H. Jackson

College of Doctoral Studies


Education
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Supervision - Arizona State University, AZ
M.A. in Elementary Education - University of Central Florida, FL
B.S. in Liberal Studies and Child Development - University of Central Florida, FL
A.A. in Arts - Valencia Community College, FL

About Sherion H. Jackson

Sherion is a native Texan who currently makes her home in beautiful North Carolina. She and her wonderful husband have a daughter and son-in-law, and a son and a daughter-in-law with two beautiful grandchildren who keep her both busy and excited about learning.

Sherion earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Arizona State University, her BS in Liberal Studies and MA in Elementary Education, both from the University of Central Florida, and has held teaching and administration certificates in Arizona, Texas, and Florida.

In the role of educator, Sherion has served as associate professor, interim chair, online facilitator, educational consultant, SACS Reviewer, mentor, school superintendent, school principal, and elementary teacher for various school districts and universities across the United States. Her experience in higher education consists of scholarship, administrative responsibilities, and facilitation of graduate and undergraduate level courses using several unique online learning platforms and face-to-face delivery methods. Sherion has authored or co-authored more than thirty journal articles, five practitioner-oriented articles, presented more than twenty-eight conference papers, and authored four children's books.

Sherion truly enjoys working with adults in the online learning environment and has facilitated over 125 online graduate-level courses since 2001. When her Internet is down, Sherion enjoys hiking the North Carolina trails and writing books for young children.

 

How has facilitating online courses at GCU helped you find your purpose?

I love to teach and to experience the excitement of learning. Teaching online at GCU allows me to meet new people and to experience this excitement along with each student as they achieve their professional academic goals.  

 

What is one effective teaching strategy you use in your online classes?

I like to respond to students quickly and provide detailed answers. I may even follow through with more information so the question has been thoroughly addressed. This provides opportunities for engagement and enhances communication throughout the course. With communication anything is possible.

 

What is a GCU online student success story you can share?

Several years ago, one of my students was faced with devastating health issues. I encouraged her and provided support in order to allow her to complete the course in a timely manner. I could tell that much of the time it was a great struggle for her, but she persevered and continued on to complete her degree. Just recently, I heard the she had won a prestigious teaching award within her district.