Faces of FOSS: Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

School Director
Ballwin, MO

Do you have a nickname your students call you?:


What is your current job title at Foss?:

Site Director

What is your favorite color?:


What is your favorite ice cream flavor?:


What is your favorite food?:

Chili Dog

What is your favorite animal?:


What is your favorite swim skill?:

Belly flop

What is your favorite part of working for Foss?:

Being able to help people grow and develop

Share your favorite Foss story.:

In general, working with everyone I work with on a day to day basis brings me joy. We’re always laughing and having fun while we work.

What is your personal favorite water activity? Why? (This doesn’t need to be about pool or teaching, could be going to the beach, water balloon fights, anything that points to water fun!):

Doing belly flop competitions

Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you were with them? What was it? How did the child react? How did the parent react? What was your reaction?:

A swimmer in a private class started the quarter in a Middle 1 class and ended the quarter in a Middle 4. It was super awesome to watch them grow and develop so much in such a short period of time and they were really impressed with themselves and their progress.

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