Bob A. Jackson was born on April 2, 1948 in Clinton, OK. His family moved to Borger, TX. in 1950. He lived there for twenty years growing up in a carefree lifestyle. He has many fond memories of those days. It was a great time in our nation’s history. The war was over, jobs were plentiful, and families were growing in leaps and bounds.
Bob’s educational experiences include Borger H.S. graduation in 1966, Frank Phillips College graduation A.A. degree in 1968, West Texas A & M University-Canyon, TX. B.S. degree in Industrial Technology Education-1970, Texas A & M University-Commerce, TX. M.S. degree in Guidance & Counseling-1975.
Bob taught “at risk” students in Pampa I.S.D. for three years. This experience led him into wanting to be a high school counselor. A friend told him about a “Graduate Research Assistant” job in Commerce. This allowed him to work and go to college full time to get his Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling. When he graduated, he heard about a Vocational Counselor job in Plano I.S.D. He interviewed and was offered that job.
He became a License Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) in May of 1982. This allowed him to open a part-time private practice while continuing his work full-time as a high school counselor in the Plano ISD school district. He was a counselor in Plano for 28 yrs. before he retired. His private practice specialties included drug counseling, adolescent behavior, and career counseling for all age levels.
On December 30, 1970, he married Gwen Cargo. This coming December 30, they will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They have two grown children Samuel and Sara. Both Bob and Gwen are retired now. They have lived in Plano for 45 years.