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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.

See a complete list of vacancies and find an online application by visiting

Learn more about our benefits by visiting

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 For more information, contact Lauren Westervelt at 706-580-0290 or email

More information

Click here for the JCSS Certified Teacher Salary Schedule (5/13/19).
Click here for the JCSS Non-Teaching Salary Schedule (7/18/19).
Click here for the JCSS Non-Teaching Salary Schedule – grade and range (5/13/19).

FOR CURRENT EMPLOYEES: Access information on discounts from our community partners for current employees with the links below.


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

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

Dr. Selena Blankenship, JCSS HR Director

Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources & Student Services
Dr. Selena Blankenship

706-367-5151, ext. 17122

HR Executive Assistant
Michelle Bowen

Dr. Selena S. Blankenship joined the Jackson County School System in July 2016 and currently serves as the director of human resources. 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. Since 2008, 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.