Dr. Selena Blankenship
Dr. Selena S. Blankenship joined the Jackson County School System as director of human resources in July 2016 and was named assistant superintendent in January 2020.
Dr. Blankenship is proud to be a “Triple Dawg,” having earned her bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where she serves as a member of the College of Education’s Alumni Board.
She began her career as a language arts teacher in South Georgia before returning to the Athens area in 2002. From 2008 to 2016, Dr. Blankenship has served in various leadership roles at the middle and high school levels, most recently serving five years as the principal of Hilsman Middle School, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School.