Todd Nickelsen, Assistant Superintendent
Brenda Williams, Administrative Assistant
Ph: 706-367-5151, ext. 17150
Todd Nickelsen has served as the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning in the Jackson County School System since 2015. Prior to his current role he was the Director of School Improvement and the principal of South Jackson Elementary School.
Mr. Nickelsen began his teaching career in 1996 at Marbut Elementary in Dekalb County. In 2000, he obtained his master’s degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of Georgia. Upon completion of the degree, he worked in Clarke County Schools where he taught eighth-grade science and served as as an instructional coach and a technology integration specialist at Coile Middle School and Howard B. Stroud Elementary School.
After completing an additional degree in Educational Leadership, Mr. Nickelsen then worked at Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency where he was the Director of the Oconee River Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC). As director he provided science, technology, literacy, and math support to more than 100 schools in 13 school systems. During his tenure at the Oconee River GYSTC, he applied for an received more than $200,000 in grants, and his center became the most productive and successful center in the state.
Mr. Nickelsen is a musician, philosopher, outdoor enthusiast, mountain biker, and the proud father of two daughters who attend Jackson County Schools.