A warm welcome to Diallo Jackson who has just joined the Meany counseling team and will be working with Ms. Baker in supporting our Meany students. Here's a little bit about Mr. Jackson in his own words:
I was born in Spokane Washington but raised in Seattle since age three. I grew up in the south end and Central District of Seattle, and I attended Van-Asselt, Wing Luke, Madrona, Meany, and then graduated from West Seattle high school in 1994. I attended Whitman College and graduated in 1999.
The majority of my work experience is in guidance counseling and school intervention programs. I have also worked at the Washington State Penitentiary, in healthcare as a Patient Care Coordinator, and in social services as a Program Director of Emergency Services for the homeless. I started my family in Walla Walla in 2000 with my high school sweetheart. In 2011, I received my Masters degree in Guidance Counseling from City University.
I currently live in West Seattle with my wife and three kids. My oldest son Elijah Zephon 17, a senior, attends Chief Sealth High School with his younger sister Kai Malika, age 15 freshman. My youngest son is Taien Cyrus 13, 8th grader, attends Denny. My wife Jennifer works for her mother‘s adult home family business where she does geriatric care for dementia patients. My oldest son Elijah will be attending Eastern Washington University next year on a full ride Division I basketball scholarship.