Member Highlight: Thad Jackson

Thad Jackson headshotThad Jackson is a Principal emeritus from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He tirelessly served the children and communities of LAUSD for 37 years. His assignments included 6 schools and 4 cities, Gardena, South Gate, Wilmington, and Los Angeles.

For 25 years Thad served as president of Community Education Development and Referral Services (CEDARS) a non-profit group that provided student scholarships, food pantry, emergency loans, and other community support. He was also a founding member of Drew League Foundation, an outreach group that provides resources and support to people living in the Los Angeles area.

Since his retirement from LAUSD, Thad has embarked on a new career, event photography. Her serves as the primary Photographer for the California Conference for Equality and Justice, the Andy Street Association, and the NAACP of Long Beach. His scope of work also includes photographing movie premiers, air shows, sporting events, and the Long Beach Blues Festival. He continues to support small businesses, non-profit organizations, and community groups by providing excellent photography at a minimal cost. His work has been used for websites, magazine advertisements, newspapers, and books.