Human Resources

Selena Blankenship, JCSS HR Director

Dr. Selena Blankenship Human Resources Director 706-367-3515 ext 17122 Email: Michelle Bowen HR Assistant 706-367-5151 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.

Join us and choose success @ JCSS!

The Jackson County School System is working every day to provide a remarkable learning experience for more than 7,600 students in six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. We value innovation, personalization, academic rigor, and positive relationships.

Jackson 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.

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Current employees: Click here to log in to the payroll and benefits portal; links to partners that provide employees incentives are listed at right.

The Jackson County School System does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, immigration, or any other legally protected status in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.

HR Organization Chart approved May 8, 2017
HR Organization Chart approved May 8, 2017

More information

  • Click here for the JCSS Certified Teacher Salary Schedule.
  • Click here for the JCSS Non-Teaching Salary Schedule.
  • Click here for the JCSS Non-Teaching Salary Schedule – grade and range.
  • Click here for links to our job descriptions.




Current Employees

Payroll and benefits portal


JCSS Employee Incentives