One of the greatest honors of being an educator is sharing life moments with students and families.

"One hundred years from now, it will not matter [what awards I received,] what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." - Forest E. Witcraft

During my career, I have been honored with incredible awards and recognitions. Despite how nice they are and how honored I have been to receive them, they all pale in comparison to the reward of seeing a student accomplish more than they thought possible and the thank-yous and smiles from former students and parents. - Dr. Rob Jackson


State Superintendent of the Year, May, 2020, North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Dr. Samuel Houston Leadership Award, March, 2019, North Carolina School Superintendents Association

National ESEA Distinguished School - DF Walker Elementary School, 2019, Atlanta Georgia

"Most Influential People of 2017," January 3, 2018, The Chowan Herald

Northeastern North Carolina Regional Superintendent of the Year, June 2017, Northeastern North Carolina Region One Superintendents Council 

Dr. Brad Sneeden Superintendent Leadership AwardJuly, 2016, North Carolina School Superintendents Association

Chief Communications Officer
9 Blue Ribbon Awards, June 2014, North Carolina School Public Relations Association

9 Blue Ribbon Awards, June 2013, North Carolina School Public Relations Association


National Distinguished Principal, 2011, National Association of Secondary School Principals

North Carolina State Principal of the Year, 2011, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina High School Principal of the Year, 2011, North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association

Southwest Regional Principal of the Year, 2011, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Union County Public Schools Principal of the Year, 2010, Union County Principals and Assistant Principals Association

Assistant Principal

Jack McCall Award,  2001, Principals Executive Program

Outstanding Academic Achievement2001, Principals Executive Program


Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year, 1996, Glen Arden Elementary School


North Carolina Principals Fellow, 1998, North Carolina Principals Fellows Program, Cohort 5


Magna Cum Laude Graduate, 1995, Western Carolina University

Outstanding Senior, 1995, Western Carolina University College of Education

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