Jacquetta Haygood has been in education for 25 years. She began her career in education as a paraprofessional in a Special Education Content Mastery Classroom at DeSoto West Middle School in DeSoto, Texas. She was recruited by Region 10 to pursue a teaching certification within Special Education and her journey of impacting the lives of children began. Her post-secondary education began at UT in Arlington before moving to Ft. Collins, Colorado where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in 1992. In 2006, she earned a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Her final journey in higher education is earning her Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has earned an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S) from Liberty and currently holds the credentials of Doctorate of Education, All But Dissertation (ABD).
Jacquetta will begin her 11th year in administration serving as an assistant principal at Mansfield High School with Mansfield ISD. She has served as an administrator at all grade levels to include various Title I campuses; 5 years at the high school level, 3 years at the elementary level, and 3 years at the intermediate level. She has served as a principal for 2 years at an elementary school in Lawton, Oklahoma before moving back home to the Dallas area when her husband retired in 2014 after 27 years of service as an Army Doctor of Audiology. She began her career as an administrator in Lawton after 14 years as a high school special education teacher. During her teaching career, she served 10 years as the high school head cheerleading coach. Her husband’s military transfers have afforded her 17 years of experiencing frequent reassignments to various states, along with new teaching assignments within many school districts. In addition, the military transfers and experiences have helped develop her leadership capacity to effectively operate in various systems and structures within any school district.
In 1996, she met her husband of 19 years, Norvis in Mesquite, Texas. They are proud parents of two wonderful children; 17-year-old son Keelan who is in the 11th grade at Mansfield Hill High School and 13-year-old daughter Keeambre who is in the 7th grade at Collegiate Academy Middle School in Cedar Hill, Texas. When Jacquetta is not spending time at the school or with her family; she is an active member of Point of Light Church in Cedar Hill, Texas. She serves as the Director of the Adult Dance Ministry and teaches Children’s Church.