Office of Strategic Partnerships and Extended Day Programs Welcomes New Coordinator

Educator; David Jackson, joins the Strategic Partnerships and Extended Day Programs Department as Volunteer Coordinator

  Columbia, South Carolina (August 12, 2016) – Richland County School District One’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and Extended Day Programs proudly welcomes Mr. David Jackson; the newly appointed Volunteer Services Coordinator.  Mr. Jackson’s responsibilities will include coordinating all aspects of the District’s Volunteer Services Program, facilitating the annual Teacher of the Year Program, coordinating various community impact initiatives such as the March of Dimes March for Babies and Together We Can Read Initiatives, and engaging with the community to promote volunteerism and partnerships.

 Mr. Jackson is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a graduate of Richland One’s Dreher High School. Jackson began his teaching career in Richland One as a fourth grade teacher at Sarah Nance Elementary School in 2000.  The following year, Sarah Nance merged with Watkins Elementary thus, becoming Watkins-Nance Elementary School where he taught for four years. While teaching at Watkins-Nance he served as the fourth grade team leader, was voted Teacher of the Year, and successfully completed all requirements for serving as a certified Teacher Mentor.  From 2004 to his current appointment, Jackson served in Administrative roles within the District including Assistant Principal and Interim (Acting) Principal at Gadsden Elementary and Administrator on Special Assignment during the Spring 2016 term. His additional experiences include: Administrative Liaison for the Parent Teacher Organization and Student Intervention Team (SIT), and School Volunteer Coordinator where he worked to secure business partners, faith-based volunteers, lunch buddies, mentors and community members as volunteers.

 “We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Mr. Jackson to our Strategic Partnership and Extended Day Programs Team.  His background clearly demonstrates a keen knowledge of how to foster an environment that embraces community engagement and involvement.  Without question, his expertise and spirit will be an asset to our team and will impact our District at high levels”, said Dr. Traci Young Cooper, Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Extended Day Programs.

Jackson assumed his new duties on August 18th, 2016 and can be reached at or at (803) 231-7144.

1225 Oak Street, Columbia SC