Chanta L Jackson

Public Information Officer/Registrar/Board President
Asbury Park School District/Neptune Township School District
Asbury Park,  
United States


Chanta L. Jackson is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and has done graduate studies at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern.

In the early stages of her career, she focused on broadcast journalist, but transitioned to print upon returning to New Jersey. She joined the Asbury Park Press as a reporter.

During her five-year stint, she held positions as a metro reporter, columnist and copy editor. Following her selection for a fellowship with the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education at the University of Arizona, she was recruited by The Star-Ledger as a copy editor. During her 15-year tenure at New Jersey’s largest newspaper, she served as a copy editor, deputy city editor, recruiter and multimedia publishing manager.

In 2013, she was forced to reinvent herself after The Ledger had its first layoff in 100 years. She chose to use her marketing and communication skills and entered the field of education. During her nine-year tenure at the Asbury Park School District, she has served as the chief branding and public information officer, who has successfully articulated the educational renaissance taking place.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, she currently volunteers with numerous organizations including: the Monmouth County Youth Services Commission for the past six years; treasurer of the Second Baptist Church in Long Branch for the past 19 years, president of the Neptune Township Board of Education and member for the past decade; and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 38 years and Eastern Regional Journalist for the past six years. She is an alternate member of the NJSBA Board of Directors.


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