Tobi Jackson, President - District 2

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    First elected 2010; Term expires 2023

    Tobi Taking Oath of Office Tobi Jackson is a parent, educator, and administrator. A lifelong resident of East Fort Worth who attended: Eastern Hills Elementary, Meadowbrook Middle School, and proudly graduated in 1978 from Eastern Hills High School.  This FWISD education prepared her for a successful transition into college, where she received a B.A. from The University of Texas at Arlington and an M.S. from the University of North Texas.   She and husband Bruce have two children, Alexis is a 2018 FWISD graduate and Zoie is currently a FWISD senior.

    Public service and volunteerism are core components of The Jackson Family. Mrs. Jackson's husband Bruce served as General Contractor of HOPE FARM and has an extensive history with Habitat for Humanity, directing the Arlington Rangers Ballpark Build for nearly a decade. Their daughters are the youngest members of The City of Fort Worth Adopt a Park Program. As lifelong stewards of Eastern Hills Park, they initiated the adoption in 2012. This was not the girls first foray into community service, as at the ages of four and eight, they worked to develop "Shoes to Share" with Mission Arlington which delivered over 1000 pairs of shoes.

    Ms. Jackson's professional experience in education includes: administrator and faculty member in public, private, and corporate arenas. Coupled with over 3 decades of community service in Tarrant County, Ms. Jackson’s focus is firmly planted in sustainable, outcomes driven efforts on behalf of ALL Fort Worth youth.  Focused upon a reduction of the pervasive "opportunity gaps" encountered by Fort Worth youth every millisecond, she consistently partners with the community to address: substandard schools and housing, food deserts, lack of family resources and social opportunities.   These challenges if left unaddressed consistently deliver troublesome academic and developmental sequelae.   The recent reconstruction of Eastern Hills and Polytechnic High School exemplify the conversion of substandard to "cutting edge" technology driven schools designed to equitably deliver top tier education to ALL students.  .


    • The 400: Fort Worth's Most Influential People - FW INC. Magazine - June 2021
    • Humanitarian Award - Children at Risk - April 2021
    • The 400: Fort Worth's Most Influential People - FW INC. Magazine - July 2020
    • Tarrant County 5 Stones Task Force Fort Worth Police Department Community Impact Award for Human Trafficking - November 26, 2019
    • The 400: Fort Worth's Most Influential People - FW INC. Magazine - June 2019
    • The 400: Fort Worth's Most Influential People - FW INC. Magazine - May 2019
    • Board of Trustees Medical City Fort Worth - May 2019
    • Amiga Award - The United Hispanic Council (UHC) - October 2018
    • Southside Youth Association "Good Samaritan Award" - October 2018
    • CUBE - 2018 Award for Urban Excellence to the FWISD Board of Trustees - September 2018
    • NSBA - 2018 MAGNA Award for Equity and Excellence to the FWISD Board of Trustees - September 2018
    • The 400: Fort Worth's Most Influential People - FW INC. Magazine - August 2018
    • Texas Assoc. of Teacher Educators "Quest for Quality Award" A Collaboration:  Texas Wesleyan Univ., FWISD and SPARC - July 2018
    • Tarrant County Business Press - "Health Care Hero Award" for Asthma 411 - February 2018
    • East Fort Worth Business Association - Outstanding Service Award - December 2017
    • Shining Star Award - The Sunshyne Network - June 2016
    • Award for Continuing Innovation in Continuing Professional Education Development - Asthma 411 - May 2016
    • Poly High School Advanced Academics and Innovative Learning Award - May 2015
    • EHHS Distinguished Alumnus Award  - 2014
    • New Lives Service Award - April 2014
    • EFWBA Oustanding Elected Official - November 2013
    • FWISD Wall of Fame 2011
    • America’s Promise “Red Wagon Award” 2008
    • Roche Special Achievement Award 2000 (Leadership Team Awarded)
    • Mead Johnson “Rookie of the Year” 1989 (Regionally Awarded)
    • TAPS State Track and Field Coach of the Year 1986 (Peer Awarded)

    Community Boards Current:

    • Medical City Fort Worth Board of Trustees  May 2019-present

    • The Center for Public Policy and Priorities Board Appointment - November 2018

    • Tarrant County Cultural Facilities Finance Corporation -  Board Member - March 2015 - present

    • East Fort Worth Business Association Board of Directors  January  2012 - January 2017

    • VEL (Vision East Lancaster) Board Member April 2013 - Current

    Community Organization Memberships:

    • Lions Club - March 2018 to current
    • Poly Alumni Association 2016 to current
    • East Fort Worth Rotary 2016 to current
    • East Fort Worth Optimist 2012 to current
    • Womens Policy Forum Member 2012 to 2017
    • Eastern Hills High School Alumni Association/Inagural Member 2011 to current
    • East Fort Worth Business Association - 2011 to current
    • Eastern Hills Homeowners Association Member 1986 to current

    Community Board Service Past:

    • Texas IGNITE State Council Member April 2014-April 2015
    • 2014 BASH Steering Committee American Red Cross October 2014
    • SPARC Inaugural Board - Mayoral appointment January 2013 - October 2015
    • Paul Quinn College Inaugural Member Enrollment Management Advisory Board December 2012
    • Tarrant County Community Justice Council  - January 2011-2015
    • CRSS (Center for Reform of School Systems) Fellow -  2010 - Current
    • The Oakridge School – Steering Committee 2010 to 2015   Focus:  Academic and Athletic Development
    • Log Cabin Village Park Board Liaison– 2009-2010
    • Van Zandt Cottage Park Board Liaison – 2009-2010
    • Friends of the Herd Park Board Liaison – 2008-2009
    • Arlington Alliance Volunteer Program Award for SHOES TO SHARE  2008
    • Mayfest Park Board Liaison – 2007-2008
    • City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Advisory Board (City Council Appointed 2006-2010)
    • St. Alban’s Episcopal School Executive Committee Board of Trustees  2006-2007
    • Co-Founder of “Shoes to Share” joint project with Mission Arlington 2006-2008
    • Fort Worth Public Art Voting Member 2005
    • St. Alban’s Episcopal School – Founding Member and Chair of Grant Committee- 2005 – 2007
    • Harris Methodist Hospital Health Exchange Executive Committee 2003-2004
    • Harris Methodist Hospital Health Exchange Board 2001-2004
    • The Warm Place- Fort Worth-Secured multiple donations thru Bristol Myers-Squibb 1996
    • American Heart Association- State Task Force – Jump Rope for Heart 1983
    • American Heart Association – Tarrant Northeast Board  1983

     FWISD Board Committees/Officer Positions:

    • FWISD Facilities Master Planning - Chair 2019 to present
    • FWISD Board 1st Vice President  May 2019 - present
    • FWISD Board President May 2017 - May 2019
    • FWISD Facilities Master Planning Committee 2016 - 2019
    • FWISD Athletic Committee Co-Chair January 2014 - Current
    • Superintendent Evaluation Committee Member 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • FWISD Oil and Gas Committee Chair April 2011 - Current
    • Served as FWISD 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Secretary

    Represented Schools:
    Eastern Hills Elementary, Christene C. Moss Elementary, S.S. Dillow Elementary, Glen Park Elementary, Meadowbrook Elementary, D. McRae Elementary, Mitchell Boulevard Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, Sagamore Hill Elementary, T.A. Sims Elementary, Forest Oak Middle, William James Middle, Meadowbrook Middle, Eastern Hills High School, Polytechnic High School

    CEO, Fort Worth SPARC