Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Eric Jones
Dr. Eric Jones joined JMCSS as superintendent in 2017 after serving as an educator in many different capacities with great success. He was born and raised in Mississippi and is a graduate of Chester County High School. Dr. Jones attended Middle Tennessee State University and then Freed Hardeman University, where he graduated in 2002 with a Master's degree in Administration and Supervision and an Educational Specialists degree in Educational Leadership. He then received an Ed. D in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Memphis in August of 2016.
Dr. Jones started his professional career at Woodstock Middle School in Millington, Tenn. before joining the JMCSS family in 2003 as a teacher and coach at Madison Academic High School. He also served as assistant principal and interim principal at Liberty Technology Magnet High School, where he was instrumental in helping improve the graduation rate and in turn achieve "Good Standing" with the state.
Dr. Jones accepted the position as principal at The Jackson Central-Merry Academy of Medical Technology as a part of a "Fresh Start Program" and put together a dedicated team of educators and support staff who helped JCM make "AYP" in 2011 for the first time in the school's history. Under Dr. Jones' leadership, the graduation rate rose from 57 percent in 2008 to 91.3 percent in 2012. Dr. Jones also worked for two and a half years at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Ala. as part of a turnaround effort and then served as a Resident Faculty member for the National Institute for School Leadership before returning to JMCSS as superintendent.
JMCSS Central Office
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310 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305