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“Good educators aren’t born, they’re mentored.” Panel to address importance of mentoring in education

Tremayne Clardy, Mike Jackson, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Chia Youyee Vang, Keyimani Alford

University of Wisconsin Associate Athletic Director for Diversity and Inclusion Mike Jackson will moderate a panel titled “Good educators aren’t born, they’re mentored: a panel discussion on the importance of mentoring educators” on Tuesday, October 19, the second day of the fourth annual Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

The all-online Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community building event. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Mike is a former two-sport student-athlete at Wisconsin, where he was a member of Big Ten champion basketball and track and field teams. He also earned numerous accolades across campus in various leadership positions such as student government and several registered student organizations. He earned an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business with a concentration in brand management. During his tenure in graduate school, he served as the co-chair of the UW Diversity Plan, which was a campus wide initiative to update the school’s diversity & inclusion strategy. Active in the community, Jackson is a former volunteer of the year recipient at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.

Mike is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and his wife, Dr. Sherrelle Jackson, DNP, is a charter member of the Sigma Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., at Charleston Southern University.

Joining Mike on the panel are:

  • Verona Area School District Superintendent Dr. Tremayne Clardy
  • University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Madison College Dean for Access and Student Success Dr. Keyimani Alford
  • UW-Milwaukee History Professor and Interim Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Chia Youyee Vang

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit will last five days and feature 25 panels on a range of issues, such as workplace diversity, education, health care, social justice and more. Registration is $49, with discount rates for nonprofit and government employees and students.