Ada Jackson
A. Jackson

  1. What is your name?    Ada Jackson I would like to take this time to give a little praise. Our superintendent, Craig Coleman, is definitely a super leader. His staff is excellent. Our high school principal, Tonya Knowlton, is brilliant. Her staff is wonderful. Her teachers are super. Our jr high principal, Paul Davis, is marvelous. His teachers are great. The kids really love him. Wendy Newman, the elementary principal, is like a Job in the Bible. She keeps everything on her campus running well. Her staff is magnificent. Athletic director Terry Ward has an incredibly hard working group of coaches. All other workers of Harleton ISD - cafeteria, maintenance, nurses, transportation, & custodial all make Harleton a better place.

  1. Family information you would like to share?    I am a member of Church of Prophecy, as well as a proud member of the Harleton community. Harleton School has always had a strong influence on my life & family. My mother, Bernice Harber graduated from Harleton in 1932. My father, Joseph (JJ) Craver, married my mother in 1936. I was blessed with a brother, Louis Craver (deceased). I also have 2 sisters, Lena Mae Craver Fleet & Juanice Wallace. I married the man of my dreams, Johnny Jackson. We were blessed with identical twin boys, Tony & Tommy Jackson. Tommy passed away when just 18 years old after high school. Tony married Betty Beloney. They gave us our granddaughter, Sonya Jackson Prewitt. Sonya married Jerry Prewitt. Our great-grandchildren are Casey Oney, Austyn Oney, Hanah Prewitt, & adopted great-grand, Liberty Wilson. Casey graduated from Harleton in 2012. Austyn & Hanah are still attending Harleton Schools. Johnny died in August 2013. Tony died in September 2012. I am trying to stay busy & keep my chin held high. Johnny was a big supporter of the wildcat football team. He was Dennis Alexander's avid follower.

  1. What made you decide to serve on the school board?  When I was in grade school, I would see the board members & had great respect for them. As I got older, I wondered how it would be to serve on the school board. The time soon came & I was appointed to the Harleton School Board. I was so honored & humbled to be part of the board. It is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Volunteering on the school board has been my privilege. I have been blessed with the involvement of our community & our school. I was President of the Chamber of Commerce. I was chairman for the ground breaking for the new high school in 1998. I worked on the history of Piney School & Cemetery, receiving an historical marker. I organized the first ever Christmas parade in Harleton & also the second.

  1. How long have you served on the board?     I have served on the school board for almost 21 incredible years.

  1. What is the most challenging part of serving on the school board?     The most challenging part of serving on the board is praying hard & hoping you're making the right decisions.

Harleton Texas is my town, my church, my school, my love & my home.  Thank all of the people who make it possible for me to serve on our school board.
Thanks again,
Ada Jackson