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Join us and choose success @ JCSS!

The Jackson County School System is working every day to provide a remarkable learning experience for approximately 8,000 students in six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. We value innovation, personalization, academic rigor, and positive relationships.

Apply with JCSS at County is located approximately an hour northeast of Atlanta along I-85 and just 25 minutes from  the music and arts scene in Athens. We enjoy convenient access to Lake Hartwell, Lake Lanier, and Braselton’s Chateau Elan Resort, all while enjoying the relaxed pace of small town life.

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Substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians

ESS logoJCSS partners with ESS, an educational management service, in hiring for substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians. Apply online at

Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources & Student Support Services
Todd Nickelsen


Executive Assistant
Michelle Bowen


Key staff

Michelle Bowen – HR Professional for Recruitment and Hiring — Phone: 706-367-5151, ext. 17151

Shannon Kendrix – Benefits Specialist — Phone: 706-367-5151, ext. 17105

Megan Perry – HR Professional for Absence/Time Management, Payroll  Support — Phone: 706-367-5151, ext. 17116

Donna Whitehead – Front Desk – HR Professional for Substitutes/Hourly Personnel — Phone: 706-367-5151, ext. 17101