Sheila Jackson, M.S. is the director of the Department of School Improvement in the Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland. She has also directed the Comer SDP Regional Professional Development and Training Center in Prince George’s County since its inception in 1994.
For the past 20 years Sheila has been working with the Comer SDP Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). In 1991 she was hired as a Parent Facilitator of the Comer SDP and helped to implement what has been the school system’s model for comprehensive school reform and targeted parent/community engagement since 1985. Since 1997, Sheila has served as the director of several departments within the Prince George’s County Public Schools, including the Department of Comer SDP, Milliken II and Special Programs; the Department of Family and Community Services; the Department of Family and Outreach and Strategic Partnerships; and the Department of School Development and Special Programs. The common denominator in all of these departments is that they always included supervision of Comer SDP within the school system.
Sheila has co-authored several articles on the Comer Process and with Jan Stocklinski and Beckie Roberts co-authored a chapter on the Comer Facilitator in Dr. Comer's book, Child by Child. Most recently, she co-authored a number of chapters in The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action.
Sheila consults nationally on school reform, team development, community development and parental engagement. She has received the PGCPS Outstanding Educator of the Year Award and has served as an adjunct professor for the graduate education program of McDaniel College since 1997.
Sheila holds a B.A. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia where she was a National Merit Scholar, and an M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, Supervision and Administration from Western Maryland (since renamed McDaniel) College.
Sheila and her husband have two sons and two daughters who are graduates of the Prince George's County Public Schools before going on to obtain degrees in higher education.