All posts by Cynthia Jackson

Cynthia R. Jackson currently serves as the Deputy Director of Governance at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Corporate Office. She is also an Instructional Design Specialist and Adjunct Professor for the University of Phoenix. She has over 16 years spent living and working outside the United States; adept in diverse, multinational environments. Cynthia served as an Active Duty Army Soldier from 2000-2005 while completing her military service as a Reserve Soldier from 2005-2008. During her military career, she achieved several awards and honors.

Ordinary Women Accomplishing Extraordinary Things – by Dr. Cynthia R. Jackson

Ordinary women with extraordinary backgrounds have a diverse lifestyle to achieve astonishing things in life. Women’s History Month pay tribute to these illustrious, ordinary women. Most ordinary women intentionally seek everyday activities and experiences that are diverse and have impactful outcomes. I am an ordinary woman with extraordinary accomplishments. I grew up in the slum area of inner-city Houston, Texas, but still had the determination and resilience to graduate high school with honors, the top 10 of my class.  Thereafter, I pursued and obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston.  I was the first member of my entire family to attend college.

I enlisted into the military as an active duty Army soldier, truck driver (18-wheelers and 5-ton vehicles). While on active duty, I pursued and obtained my Master of Arts in Education and Doctor of Educational Leadership. After transitioning from the military, I became a Department of Defense high school physics and chemistry teacher, while obtaining a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Studies. I have a diverse educational and professional background, as an ordinary woman, accomplishing extraordinary things in life.

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