Mr. Purvis Jackson is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. His love for education was instilled at an early age by his parents, both of whom are retired educators. The youngest of three sons, Mr. Jackson learned to appreciate everything in life and take nothing for granted.
Mr. Jackson came to Georgia in 1996 as a student-athlete at his alma mater, Albany State University. In two years, he became an All Conference quarterback and helped the Golden Rams win the last two of five consecutive S.I.A.C. championships. His record as a starter was 16-4. Even more than athletics, Mr. Jackson enjoyed working with young people and helping them obtain their goals.
Mr. Jackson’s teaching career began in 1999 at Monroe Comprehensive High School in Dougherty County, where he taught mathematics. His middle school career began two years later at Southside Middle School as a 6th grade math teacher. From there, he taught two years at McNair Middle School in DeKalb County. In 2006, he began his career in Henry County Schools as an 8th grade math teacher and department chair at Dutchtown Middle School. Mr. Jackson was selected as the Teacher of the Year in 2006. His administrative career began in 2008 as an assistant principal at Union Grove Middle School. Mr. Jackson served three years as an assistant principal of Locust Grove High School before moving to his current position at Stockbridge Middle School.
One of the greatest accomplishments Mr. Jackson owns is having served his country as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Jackson is married to his college sweetheart, Joycelyn Jackson. Together, they have two daughters.