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Leopard Look: Brandon Jackson

Andrew Hager
Coach and teacher Brandon Jackson addresses a student in class. Jackson is new to the district this year, and is a business teacher, as well as one of the football coaches.

Brandon Jackson is a business teacher and football coach. This is his first year teaching in the district. He has prior teaching experience at Lone Star high School.

At a Glance:

Favorite color: Green

Favorite fast food: Chick-Fil-A

Favorite movie: Avengers

Looking Deeper:

The Red Ledger: What made you want to move to the district?

Brandon Jackson: I was looking to grow professionally.

TRL: Where did you go to college?

BJ: I went to college at the University of North Texas

TRL: How has your experience in the district been so far?

BJ: It has been great. The teachers, students and staff are great people to be around and work for. It is definitely a family-type atmosphere.

TRL: Do you like Zoom classes? Why?

BJ: I do not like Zoom although I do think it is a great tool to use to learn. I don’t like using it as the main source for learning. 

TRL: Do you have any prior teaching experience? Where?

BJ: I opened up Lone Star high school in 2010 and was there for 10 years before I came here. 

TRL: What is your favorite part about the high school?

BJ: My favorite part about LHS is the students and staff.

TRL: What is your favorite part about teaching?

BJ: Teaching business and marketing to students and relating it to current events.

TRL: How long did you know you wanted to teach?

BJ: When I was finished playing football in 2009, I knew I wanted to still be around the game and teach kids.

TRL: What has been the hardest thing to adjust to?

BJ: The hardest thing to adjust to was getting used to how things are done here at Lovejoy. I only knew one way for the past 10 years. 

TRL: What are your hopes for your classes this year and in future years?

BJ: I hope that my students will learn at least one thing they can teach someone else.

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Christian Giordano
Christian Giordano, LJP Staff, LIVE! Crew (Technical Director)

Sophomore Christian Giordano returns for his second year as the Technical Director for LJP LIVE! crew as well as the Producer/Writer for Leopard Re-Cap. Christian loves to spend as much time as he can at ice rinks and is very passionate about ice hockey. After winning a hockey state championship in Illinois while he was living in Chicago, Giordano moved to Lucas and won a state championship with Lovejoy. This season, Giordano will play hockey on the varsity team as the starting goaltender. Besides playing hockey, Giordano loves writing and hanging out with his friends. If you can’t find him at the rink, you can probably find him spending time with his two cats. Giordano is excited to continue to pursue his passion for journalism this year.

Andrew Hager
Andrew Hager, Photographer
Junior Andrew Hager enters his second year on The Red Ledger as a photographer. Hager enjoys spending time with his friends, photography and traveling. Hager picked up photography in early 2019, and enjoys taking and posting travel photos to his Instagram. His love for photography is more than just a hobby. His passion gave him opportunities to shoot family photos and weddings and engage in product photography. He’s the kind of person to discover a new Netflix show and finish it in one day. Hager is also known to stay up until four in the morning watching YouTube or playing Xbox. His favorite show is “Game of Thrones,” and his favorite food is Pizza Rolls. Hager looks forward to his second year on TRL staff.

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