Lisa Jackson is in her eighth year of service to the School District U-46 community. In the position of coordinator of assessment and accountability, she has had the fortune of doing what true coordinators have the privilege of doing; bringing together resources that have developed consciousness, building relationships throughout the community, creating a culture of responsiveness, and ultimately developing systems for improvement at both the school and central office level for meaningful and equitable outcomes for students from all background, current conditions, and future ambitions. Those are just a few reasons she enjoys working in public education. Being a member of Learning Forward has provided her ample opportunities to stretch her thinking, engage in mindful and heartful discussions and learning, and to develop positive and uplifting relationships with other educators. Lisa has been waiting for this conference for over a year, and knows that it will be more than worth the wait.