Administration

The Jackson County School System is led by Dr. April Howard, superintendent.

Todd Nickelsen is the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Our operations team, led by Ted Gilbert, includes the departments that support students and staff.

The principals of our 10 schools report directly to the superintendent, as do Annah Dodge, CPA, our chief financial officer; Dr. Selena Blankenship, director of human resources; John Uesseler, the CEO of the Empower College & Career Center; and Karen Bridgeman, communications coordinator.

Student Services, which includes our school psychologists, social workers, and nursing and counselor services, also are part of this organization.

  • Click here for the page that lists the offices and key staff in Administration.
  • Click here for the page that presents an overview of our school system.
  • Click here to view, download or print our organization chart.

The Jackson County School System does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, immigration, or any other legally protected status in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.