Robert Jackson began his teaching career 27 years ago in Indianapolis Public Schools after being cut from the NFL Minnesota Vikings. He has become one of the most sought-after speakers in the country, delivering keynote addresses and workshops to educators, administrators, parents and students. Mr. Jackson has written and published 6 books and has written articles for ASCD EL Leadership Magazine. His latest ASCD book, “Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students” won the Gold Excel Award for Technical Writing in 2020. He attended Western Kentucky University where he received his BS Degree in Industrial Technology after lettering 4 years in both Football and Track. Mr. Jackson is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and the NFL Players Association.