A Word from Our Principal

Dr. J


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new parents and students. Also thank you, for helping to make James A. Jackson Elementary School great.  In addition to our community support, I am thankful for dedicated teachers, school personnel and students who are eager to learn.  We have met every challenge with determination and have been rewarded by growth as a team and improved student achievement.  It has been and is a rewarding partnership with a talented and dedicated group of educators, parents and community members.

Looking back over the events that have transpired since the school opened in August 2003, several highlights come to mind.  During the school dedication ceremony, August 7, 2003, I made a pledge to the community that we,

The James A. Jackson Family, will collectively speak with one voice as we declare our Vision of Excellence on this day and for many more years to come.  Our purpose is simple. Our position is clear.  Our presence is undeniable. Our patience is unwavering. And our passion is pure.  We realize that for every one life we touch, the world may be affected.  We hold the lives of the future in our hands.  We believe that all children can learn and are committed to possibilities that lie therein.  There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.  We, the James A. Jackson Elementary Family, embrace the passion of its namesake and the pledge to keep the spirit of Mr. James Jackson at the heart and center of all of our endeavors.

The school has been successful in establishing a Jr. Beta Club, Elementary Honor Society, Knights of the Roundtable, First Ladies Club, Relay for Life team, PTO, Art Club, Thespians, Dance Club, Math and Science Fair, Honor Chorus, Career Awareness Day, and Character Education program and most recently a theme School of the Arts. Students have been recognized for perfect attendance, outstanding academics, citizenship, excellent behavior, reading (AR program), county competitions, 4-H, and Jr. Deputy.

Finally let me say that it is with unbounded pride and humility that I accept responsibility as Principal of Jackson Elementary School.  We, the faculty and staff endeavor to live up to the example of our name sake who as a member of our community exhibited individual dedication and commitment to an ideal that all people should be treated equally.  Our goal is to work as individuals and a team to provide the best educational opportunities possible for the students of Jackson Elementary and citizens of Clayton County.

I close with the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come” and with every fiber of our collective abilities, we are determined to be trailblazers in ensuring that No Child Is Left Behind..

Best regards,

Dr. Donna Jackson
Jackson Elementary School

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