Machion Jackson

Assistant Superintendent of Operations ,
Detroit Public Schools Community District

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Machion Jackson is the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Detroit Public Schools Community District and oversees the core operations of food service, transportation, real estate, environmental health, facilities, and capital improvements. Machion brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of education including teaching, school level administration, board membership, grant reviewing and new school development. Prior to her work at DPSCD, she served as a founding partner of a non-profit charter management organization and led its growth strategy. She helped establish the company as a respected educational service provider growing the network from 1 to 7 schools in 5 years. In her current role, Machion leads a district improvement strategy which includes determining baseline conditions, analyzing current and future investment needs, prioritizing work, defining creative solutions due to funding gaps, and ensuring sustainability.  As a result of this strategic framework, Machion has tackled major undertakings: solving the district’s drinking water crisis, reactivating 4 district schools, and creating an unprecedented Facilities Master Plan to guide the expenditure of $700M to support DPSCD’s recovery. Jackson holds a B.A. in English, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Michigan Administrator’s Certification, and a Certified Operations Director certificate from the Michigan School Officials Organization. She and her husband live in the Metro Detroit area and are the proud parents of four children.