The Janesville School District is making strides toward increasing diversity, and it is getting a boost from an alumnus who is the first to graduate from the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Opportunities Program.
Edison Middle School's newest teacher, is Daniel Jackson is a famaliar face in the Janesville area.
"This is where I started out, so I might as well give back to the community, as they gave to me," said Jackson, a Parker High School graduate.
Jackson is using his experience as a high school wrestler to help at-risk students.
"I'm also a coach, and coaching is an aspect of teaching, so I kind of wanted to apply that philosopy over to teaching in a classroom," said Jackson.
Superintendent Karen Schulte said the initiative was created in 2008 to make sure the faces leading the classroom more closely resemble the faces of their students.