My Curriculum Vitae
- M.S. in Instructional Technology, December 1997 – University of Houston
- B.A. in Computer Information Systems, December 1984 – University of Houston
- A.A.S. in Data Processing – Lee College
- John Maxwell Leadership Mentor, Coach, Trainer and Speaker, March 2019, The John Maxwell Team
- Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), July 2013, Consortium of School Networking
- Certified Professional Coach, July 2010, Fowler Wainwright International Institute
- Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA), April 2000, Texas Association for School Business Officials
- Ph.D. in Metaphysics, October 2003 – American Institute for Holistic Theology
- B.S. in Holistic Child Care, March 2007 – American Institute for Holistic Theology
- Baldrige Quality Principles and Examiner (National Institute fo Standards and Technology), 1993 - NASA Johnson Space Center
HONORS / AWARDS
International Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Women in Information Technology - Top 10 List, 2019
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Honoree (www.CoSN.org), 2019
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year (Texas Grace Hopper Award), 2019
National Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) VIP Hall of Fame, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal award, 2019
National Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) Volunteer of the Year, 2018
Texas Association for School Business Officials (TASBO) Commitment to Excellence Award, 2016
Cypress Fairbanks ISD Hall of Fame, 2014 and 2016
Texas K-12 CTO Council, Team of the Year, 2015
Texas Association for School Business Officials (TASBO) Performance Excellence Program Award, 2010
TASBO Board of Directors (2006-2013) and President (2012)
Texas K-12 CTO Council, Chief Technology Officer of the Year, 2010
Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award and George M. Lowe Award (NASA Johnson Space Center), 1993-1994
Publicity in journals, magazines and in the news, 2015-2018
Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Texas K-12 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Council (August 2019 - present)
- Design, organize, manage, and facilitate special initiatives and related professional development of the Texas K-12 CTO Council. This is a part-time position working to organize CoSN's Certified Education Technology Leadership (CETL) study groups for members, coordinate with the Leadership Development Committee to design focused content training, and design webinars, videos, online content or face-to-face training. A current emphasis includes supporting the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (that the Texas Education Agency has adopted), Texas Senate Bill 820 and Texas House Bill 3834.
- Transitioned into an independent K-12 CTO role after serving 25 years in public education with full retirement which now presents an opportunity to write, speak and consult at the state and national levels (www.frankiejackson.net).
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston Texas (2013-2018)
- As the assistant superintendent and Chief Technology Officer of the 22nd largest K-12 school district in the nation, led a team of 150+ technology professionals in all facets of education technology systems and services while transforming a $1.2 billion dollar school system upgrade and building the largest, nationally recognized SMART networking in the nation.
Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, Baytown Texas (1994-2013)
- Served as the Chief Technology Officer for 19 years bringing a team of 80+ technology professionals from a level 1 to a level 5, based on the Malcolm Baldrige education criteria earning the highest team award in the state of Texas in 2011. Also, successfully led five (5) technology bonds valued at 500+ million dollars, all under budget and ahead of schedule.
EPIC Interactive Technologies, Webster Texas (1997-2005)
- Vice President of a startup company focused on web-based, process, performance management software with a team of 10+ information technology developers. Experienced the initial public offering (IPO) expansion and went public with shareholders and professional investors.
Unisys, Space Transportation Shuttle and Station Operations at NASA, Houston TX (1986-1994)
- Software engineer, supervisor, director then program manager for the Safety, Reliability, Management and Quality Assurance contract at NASA’s Johnson Space Center supporting the mission operations of the space shuttle and operations contracts.
McDonnell Douglas, Space Shuttle Operations at NASA (1984-1986)
- Software engineer developing management information systems software for astronauts supporting the mission operations director of the space shuttle contract.
A21 – Abolish Human Trafficking in the 21st Century (October 2016 – present)
- Serve on the Board of Trustees for the Baytown chapter, a nonprofit organization, fueled by the hope that everyone everywhere will be free and restored from human trafficking.
Bay Area Homeless Shelter (September 2013 – present)
- Serve on the Board of Trustees, providing homeless shelter services for low-income clients in the Houston areas. Volunteer to oversee the staff and shelter technology operations.
Beta Sigma Phi (September 2007 - present)
- Serve as the Beta Lambda Kappa chapter president for the Beta Sigma Phi international women’s career sorority.
MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS
Texas Association for School Business Officials (1995-present)
- Information Technology Management committee leader (2003-2006 and 2018-present)
- Information Content Leader and Subject Area Content Expert (2003-present)
- Vice-Chair of Professional Certification (2016-present)
Association for School Business Officials (2017-present)
- Information Technology Subject Area Content Expert
Texas K-12 CTO Council, 2008-present
- Board of Director for large district representative and membership (2017-present)
- Leadership Advisory and Development Chair (2017-present)
- Mentorship Development and Program Chair (2017-present)
- Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Focus Group Chair (2016-2018)
- Council Chair (2014-2016)
Consortium of School Networking (2008-present)
- Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) instructor, mentor and ambassador (2015-present)
- Policy Committee (2016-present)
- Advocacy Committee (2015-present)
- SMART Education Network by Design (SEND) Advisor (2015-present)
American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC), (1997-present)
- Mentored by Jack Grayson, CEO and founder of the APQC. Supported Dr. Grayson in the alignment of the APQC and the Malcolm Baldrige Education quality criteria in defining the APQC Education Process Classification Framework. Presented with Dr. Grayson at the Washington D.C. Press Club and with the APQC on other occasions, proposing to bring greater effectiveness and efficiencies in K-12.
Baldrige Quality and Performance Excellence (NIST), (1986-present)
- Through rigorous quality and performance excellence training using the Malcolm Baldrige National Institute for Standards and Technology, served as a Baldrige quality examiner while supporting NASA at the Johnson Space Center. Leading Unisys Space Transportation and Station Operations to a finalist (top 5 in the nation) and winning the George M. Low award in 1993, practiced the Baldrige performance excellence principles over a 25-year period serving in K-12 education technology leadership.
- I am passionate about working on technology leadership projects that shape school system transformation and strategies to provoke significant change and action in the K-12 education community. I help Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), aspiring CTOs, technology leaders, education trustees and strategic partners of the academic community build and transform trusted learning environments, technology leaders and teams, and K-12 systems and services.
Unique Value Proposition
- My unique value proposition in the K-12 industry is technical and leadership expertise combined with performance excellence frameworks including quality management Baldrige education and service categories, the skills of CoSN’s CETL program, ITIL service management, the methodologies from best practices of the APQC and the information technology elements of ASBO and TASBO. As a John Maxwell certified coach and mentor, she offers a distinctive blend of soft skills which is often needed in the field of technology. As a lifelong learner, I am currently working on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Practitioner certification.
Writing in two categories:
- Transformational leadership, technology leadership, education improvement, and process, performance leadership.
- Family relationships, specifically mother-daughter relationships, inspired by transformational, leadership, and motivational topics for my daughters.
Self-published two books:
- Motivating Messages of Mothers of Teenage Daughters, 2005
- Ease Your Mother’s Heart, 2008. Currently republishing under a new title, What REALLY Makes Mothers Happy.
Other interests include reading, video editing, taking care of elderly family members, running, personal fitness, spending time with husband of 35 years, three daughters (Kendall 31, Kevyn 28 and Karsyn 26) and granddaughter (Dahl 2).