Donna Jackson has been an educator in the Bibb County Public School District for 24 years. Mrs. Jackson began her teaching career at Sonny Carter Elementary. After several years of successful teaching performance, her first administrative appointment was made as an assistant principal at Burghard Elementary, where she served for two years. She then moved to Porter Elementary, where she served two years as an assistant principal prior to becoming principal at the school for five years. After leaving Porter Elementary she served as principal of Heritage Elementary for five years. During the 2012-13 year, she was the Associate Superintendent of Zone 1 in the Bibb County School District. She is currently serving her third term as the Springdale principal. As a leader, she has worked diligently with school communities to create an enriching environment for all students, something she strongly embraces as part of her educational philosophy.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve the students, parents, and Springdale Community. I will collaborate with all stakeholders as we work to build strength of character and ensure that our students are college and career ready.”
Mrs. Jackson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Wesleyan College, and both Master’s and Specialist Degrees in Educational Leadership at Georgia College and State University. She is a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), was a participant at the Georgia Leadership for School Improvement (GLISI) in Atlanta, Georgia, and volunteers with Girl Scouts of America.
Mrs. Jackson’s dedication to education and leadership for students and faculty/staff has not been left unrecognized. Among her numerous accolades, most notable is being chosen as Teacher of the Year at Sonny Carter Elementary in 1996, top three finalist for Bibb County Teacher of the Year in 1996, a Georgia Leadership for School Improvement (GLISI) Celebrity in 2004-2005, being honored as Georgia’s Principal of the Year for the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) in 2006-2007, and most recently receiving the Georgia Learning Resource System (GLRS) Special Education Impact Award in 2012.
Residing in Macon with her husband and two children who are students in the Bibb County Schools, Mrs. Jackson relishes the time she spends with them traveling, as well as attending church, baseball and softball games, school functions, and other family-oriented events.