Dr. John Jackson
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Dr. John Jackson returns to Rome City Schools as Interim Superintendent where he began his administrative career in 1987. While living in Rome (1987-97) he served in various leadership positions ranging from assistant principal to system curriculum director. Dr. Jackson had the unique opportunity of serving as an administrator at three high schools in the Rome City Schools—Rome High School, West Rome High School and East Rome High School—allowing him to develop relationships with parents and students throughout the community. Prior to arriving in Rome, he served as a high school science teacher in southwest Louisiana.
Following his tenure in the Rome City Schools, Dr. Jackson held administrative positions in the Clarke County Schools, Greene County Schools and most recently the Oconee County Schools, serving as superintendent in the latter two school systems. During his tenure as superintendent in Oconee County the school system received both state and national recognition for student achievement including:
- Two Georgia Schools of Excellence
- Governor’s Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at nine of ten schools in the system
- Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for two consecutive years
- Highest SAT scores in school system history
- Two top high schools according the annual report by The Washington Post
- Graduation rate that continued to improve, climbing as high as 93%
In addition to serving as Rome City Schools Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jackson is the Administrative Liaison for the University of North Georgia in Gainesville where he helps administer programs in the College of Education and works with pre-service teachers.
Dr. John Jackson holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from McNeese State University and a doctorate degree in educational administration from Louisiana State University. He is married to Carolyn Jackson, a former Rome City Schools teacher, and they have two adult children and one grandchild. In his spare time Dr. Jackson enjoys reading, walking for fitness and swimming.