Jeppe High School for Boys has a new headmaster, Dale Jackson, who has a long history with the Jeppe community.
Jackson publicly formalised his position as the 16th headmaster at an inaugural Headmaster’s induction assembly in April.
Jackson is not new to the Jeppe community.
He attended the school and was the head boy in 1990, the centenary year of the school.
Jackson and his brother were always involved with the school – even during later years.
In 2004, Jackson and his brother started the Theo Jackson Scholarship Fund in honour of their father.
The brothers decided to identify a learner who could benefit from the funds they received after the death of their father. This initiative renewed Jackson’s involvement with the school.
This new chapter of his life started a journey which has led him to where he is now.
He took a three-month sabbatical from the corporate world which turned into two years.
He then decided to answer his calling and embarked on a full-time career in teaching.
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He knew where his heart was at that time.
He obtained his Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and became a deputy headmaster.
During his Jeppe journey, he was always guided and mentored by the likes of Anton Dempsey and Rob Katzen – the chairman of the Jeppe Boys Association and also a former learner and head boy, as well as Prof Graham Hall, who is now the dean of the education faculty at Wits but was also a past learner.