Luvenia W. Jackson
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About Luvenia Jackson
Luvenia W. Jackson was appointed permanent Superintendent by the Clayton County Board
of Education at its regular monthly meeting on June 2, 2014. She has served as interim
Superintendent since October 1, 2012. She assumes administrative leadership of the fifth
largest district in Georgia, serving a diverse student population of nearly 52,000.
Ms. Jackson, a veteran educator with 33 years of serving the children
of Clayton County, began her career in 1976 as a Special Education teacher at Hendrix Drive
Elementary. In 1983, she continued serving the special needs population at Morrow Elementary,
remaining there until 1990. While at Morrow Elementary, she was elected to serve as president
and chief executive officer of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), beginning her
two-year term in 1988 and providing dynamic leadership for the more than 40,000 education
employees statewide. At the conclusion of her GAE commitment, she returned to Clayton County
Public Schools and was tapped to serve as assistant principal at Riverdale Middle School
from 1990 through the end of the 1994-95 school year. She was then named Principal of
Pointe South Elementary serving in that capacity for one year before being selected to lead
Kendrick Middle School.
In 1998, Ms. Jackson was promoted to the district's administrative offices
bringing her comprehensive style to the positions of Assistant Superintendent for Student
Services, Chief of Student Services-Policy and Legislation, Acting Chief Communications and
Information Officer, and Special Assistant to the Superintendent. During her tenure as a
district-level administrator, she created the first student-parent handbook, restructured the
Alternative School to extend services from a half-day to a full-day, and created a tiered
Student Support Services delivery model. In collaboration with the Clayton County Juvenile
Court, Ms. Jackson established the Focused Citation Agreement which is considered a national
model for dealing with at-risk youth. In recognition of her contributions to the field of
juvenile intervention and support, the national resource room in the Clayton County Youth
Development and Justice Center has been named the "Luvenia Jackson Resource Center."
Selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's 100 Most Influential People
in Georgia, Ms. Jackson was also named the Georgia Association of Educators Administrator
of the Year, and a Clayton County NAACP Image Award recipient. She has received numerous
awards recognitions honoring her commitment to the care and safety of children throughout
Clayton County and beyond.
Ms. Jackson earned four degrees at Georgia State University: a Bachelor
of Science degree in Elementary Special Education and Early Childhood Elementary Education,
a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision, and a Master of Education
degree in Interrelated Special Education. She also earned an Educational Specialist degree
from West Georgia College in the area of Education Leadership Administration and Supervision.