EJCHS Admin Team
Front Row: AP Mary Ann Hale, AP Chanda Palmer, AP Sandy Akin
Back Row: Principal, Jamie Dixon,
AP Shawn Lindsey
I want to take this opportunity to personally welcome everyone back to East Jackson Comprehensive High School. The faculty, staff, and administration have been anxiously awaiting your return for the past eight weeks. We have prepared a fantastic learning environment that will serve to facilitate your every need. I’m tremendously motivated to meet you all and feel the “blue pride” that will help us experience the best year in school history. Our faculty is infused with amazing talent. Collectively, we agree that student achievement is at the top of our priority list. The classroom is designed to challenge every student that steps into our building. All academic course work in every discipline will allow students to relentlessly pursue perfection and hope to catch excellence. We intend to use this same strategy with our extracurricular activities as well. If you play a sport, participate in the arts, or enjoy one of the many clubs on campus, we will be great! The opportunity to show blue pride will exist every day at East Jackson High. the right to pursue a quality education. Fortunately, we have assembled an outstanding administrative team that is very capable of dealing with all school issues. Please take the appropriate time and review this website as it will serve to enhance your school experience.
I am truly excited to begin this school year as I believe a new era awaits us all. I’m completely confident that we can obtain our personal goals and aspirations by exercising a great work ethic and taking pride in our school and community. If you decide to base your high school career on these principles, you will enjoy the final results. Take a moment to explore where you can contribute to this wave of blue pride. We have many opportunities open to all students. I challenge you all to chase perfection and catch excellence!
Jamie Dixon, Principal
Principal Jamie Dixon came to East Jackson High School from Cambridge High School where he was an Assistant Principal, Test Coordinator, and 9th grade administrator. His duties included academics and data analysis as well.
Before Cambridge, Mr. Dixon began his educational career at Milton High School. Mr. Dixon held several different positions at Milton; he was a School Resource Officer, Law & Justice Teacher, Athletic Director, Administrative Assistant, and Assistant Principal. Additionally, Mr. Dixon coached football, basketball and softball during his tenure.
Mr. Dixon holds a Masters of Education in Leadership from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College & State University. Mr. Dixon graduated from Milton High School in 1982.
Prior to joining Fulton County Schools in 2003, Mr. Dixon spent over 21 years in service. He was in the United States Marine Corps for five years. After that he served as a Fulton County Police Officer for 8 years and a Fulton County Fire Fighter for an additional 8 years. Mr. Dixon has been proud to dedicate his career to his country and community.
Front Row: Mary Ann Hale (L), Shawn Lindsey; back row: Chanda Palmer (L), Sandy Akin
Our Assistant Principal for Instruction, Chanda Palmer, began her teaching career in Jackson County in 1993 as an English teacher at Jackson County Comprehensive High School where she taught predominantly 10th Grade Literature for 13 years. One of the highlights of her teaching career was being voted Jackson County Schools Teacher of the Year in 2006; she was also a top 10 state finalist for the honor that year. In 2006, she moved into the position of Assistant Principal of Instruction and helped to open East Jackson High School the following school year. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia in 1993, her Master of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama in 2003, and her Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 2007. Mrs. Palmer lives in the Commerce area with her husband of 24 years, Jason. They have two teenage daughters, Gailey and Grace.
Assistant Principal Sandy Akin began her teaching career in 1989 in Clarke County. In 1992, she began teaching in Jackson County. She taught math at Jackson County High School and East Jackson High School. In 2012 she became an Assistant Principal at East Jackson High School. She has Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia in Mathematics Education. She has a Specialist degree from the University of Alabama in Educational Leadership.
Assistant Principal, Shawn Lindsey, enters into his 19th year in the Jackson County School System. In 1999, he began his career teaching Health and Physical Education at West Jackson Middle School and over the first 14 years he continued to teach and coach a variety of sports at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, Kings Bridge Middle School as well as East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Over the last 5 years he has served as the Athletics Director and Assistant Principal at EJCHS. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia in 1999, his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama in 2005, and his Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 2009. Mr. Lindsey lives in the East Jackson community with his wife of 15 years, Angel and their two teenage sons, Logan and Luke.
EJCHS Teacher of the Year:
Mr. Johnathan Harris
Mr. Johnathan Harris is currently a Social Studies teacher and the Department Chair at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. He has attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education from Emmanuel College, a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from The University of Georgia, and a Specialist Degree in Leadership from West Georgia University. Johnathan began his career in 2009 with two years teaching Social Studies and Coaching Tennis and Girls Basketball at Franklin County High School before moving to East Jackson in 2011. At East Jackson, Mr. Harris currently coaches Boys Tennis and teaches a wide variety of course offerings including 12th grade Co-Taught Economics, 10th grade AP World History, and 9th grade AP Human Geography.
Address: 1435 Hoods Mill Rd. Commerce, GA 30529
Phone: 706-336-8900 Fax: 706-335-2928
School hours: 7:30-3:30
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