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Helen Jackson

enroot board member


Helen Jackson spent 15 years as President of The Hochstein School, a community school of music and dance in Rochester, NY. During her tenure, she moved the school to a large facility in mid-town Rochester, raised funds and supervised a major renovation of the building, and saw the student enrollment grow from 350 to 1,000 students with a faculty of 65.

Ms. Jackson also served as a grants consultant for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and was a member of the NYSCA Special Arts Services Panel. Her national service included being Chairman of the Commission for Non-Degree Granting Institutions for the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and a member of the Accrediting Team for Non-Degree Institutions for NASM. Other national board memberships included the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

Ms. Jackson retired after the birth of their third child in 1984. After moving to London, England for four years while Mr. Jackson served as Music Director of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, the Jackson family returned and lived in Ohio. In 2002, they moved to Cambridge, residing in Lowell House on the Harvard campus where her husband was a Resident Scholar in Music. In 2005 they moved to Central Square, Cambridge.