Alumnus Leslie Jackson graduated in 2010 and went to Stephen F. Austin University. While in high school Jackson played volleyball and participated in FCA.
What have you done after high school?
“After high school, I attended Stephen F. Austin State University on a volleyball scholarship,” Jackson said. “I am currently teaching Algebra II and the varsity assistant at Prosper High School.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“Teaching gives you an opportunity to be a role model for young adults and be able to aid them through problems you have already been through,” Jackson said. “The desk job I had before was the repetitive and I had to sit for most of the day. With teaching, you are constantly on the go and are able to not only teach students the content of the class, but aid them in their journey through high school.”
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“High school lays the foundation for college,” Jackson said. “You are trained in time management, study skills, and test taking strategies that benefit you for the future”
What are your plans for the future?
“My goals for the future are to one day be the head coach at a high school and run my own program,” Jackson said.
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to current high school students would be to get involved with student activities and organizations (StuCo, FCA, Athletics ect.) and enjoy the time you with your friends when you don’t have extra responsibilities,” Jackson said. “When you are in high school, is seems all anyone wants to do is grow up, go to college, and be in the real world. What you don’t know is how repetitive the ‘real world gets.’ Yes, you are supposed to learn things in high school so you can get into college, but what you remember when you get older is how much fun it was being around your friends every day and making memories you will never forget about.”