Anthony D. Jackson, Ed.D, is the superintendent of Chatham County Schools in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He was previously the superintendent of Vance County Schools. His career in public education spans over 30 years, beginning as a teacher’s assistant and matriculating through the public school ranks as a music teacher, assistant principal, principal and various central office administrative posts in several Virginia and North Carolina school districts. Jackson is a 2017 Friday Medal recipient who was honored for his innovative leadership in improving students’ learning and implementing digital-age approaches to teaching and learning in his district. In 2020, Jackson was named the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.