October Student of the Month 2013

Paterson resident, Regina Jackson, has mastered the fine art of balance. Between life, school, and volunteerism, this member of the School of Education and Human Services is set on becoming a Pre-School teacher and she’ll do everything possible to achieve her dream.


It all begins at PCTI where Regina maintains a 3.9 GPA, placing her in the top six percent of her class. This dedicated young woman has challenged herself by taking three honors courses and two Project Advance classes in American History and Biology. These courses have earned her a total of fourteen college credits. As an added bonus, Regina is enrolled in a Passaic County Community College program that will earn her a Childcare Development Associate certificate.


She is also involved in numerous clubs and organizations, including National Honors Society, SLICE, and SkillsUSA. In the past, Regina was a member of both the Choir and NJROTC. She was even recognized as a model PCTI student by being selected for the Circle of Success.


But this bright young woman is more than her grades. She’s got heart and lots of it, a trait which is best demonstrated through her extensive volunteerism. Regina spends just as much of her time dedicated to helping others, serving mostly dream of working with children. Her dedication is simply inspiring.


It all boils down to experience, which Regina has in spades. This young woman was selected as a Student Ambassador for People to People, a prestigious initiative wherein students travel to foreign countries to learn about cultural differences. Such eye-opening adventures have shaped Regina’s worldview and solidified her desire to pursue her teaching endeavors.


As far as her future goes, Regina has it all figured out. She will attend a university and work towards both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Urban Education.


Congratulations to a one-of-kind and determined Bulldog. Your character and hard work will take you far!


  • Ranked in the top 6% percent of her class
  • Member of National Honor Society, SLICE, and SkillsUSA
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Volunteers at La Vida Too, the Christian Fellowship Center, and Head Start's Center for Family Resources
  • Goal: Graduate from a university with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Urban Education; become a Pre-School Teacher