Dr. Renée LaHuffman-Jackson currently serves as a National PTA board member at-large. Professionally, she is the coordinator of Family-School Partnerships in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. As coordinator, Dr. LaHuffman-Jackson leads the district’s delivery of engaging families in FCPS’s priorities and initiatives outlined in the division’s strategic plan by providing effective family engagement strategies and programs to support student success and healthy development.
Dr. LaHuffman-Jackson previously served as the senior manager of education initiatives at National PTA in Alexandria, Va., where she was responsible for the development, implementation and overseeing of all education programs and initiatives to include family engagement, including the School of Excellence recognition program, literacy programs, STEM, education technology, diversity and inclusion initiatives, early childhood, and arts in education programs.
She has served as an elementary school principal and assistant principal at the elementary and secondary levels. During her tenure as teacher, she taught all elementary grades except kindergarten and first grade. Dr. LaHuffman-Jackson is also an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, where she teaches Action Research and Evaluation and Administration of Special Programs to aspiring principals in the graduate program. She also supervises principal interns and student teachers in Northern Virginia.
Dr. LaHuffman-Jackson obtained her doctoral degree from Fayetteville State University, her master’s degree from Chapman University and her bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University. She has presented at numerous national, state and local conferences and conducted trainings for students, parents, teachers, principals and superintendents.