Troy Johnson was named director of school improvement and accountability in 2017, but he has been part of JCSS and resident of Jackson County for 22 years. He has served as science teacher and secondary science learning facilitator at both high schools, instructional coach and assistant principal at East Jackson Comprehensive High School, and was principal at West Jackson Elementary School from 2013-14 through 2016-17. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science education from UGA in 1995 and started teaching at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He returned to school in 2003 to earn his master’s degree from University of Alabama and completed the specialist’s degree program with Lincoln Memorial University in 2007. He resides in Braselton with his wife, Kimra, an assistant principal at West Jackson Middle School, and daughters Allie, who started at UGA in 2017, and Kaitlyn, a member of the JCCHS Class of 2019.
In the Jackson County School System, school improvement and accountability are key to ensuring a challenging and rigorous educational experience for all students.
We use a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework that recognizes the joint influence of academic, social, and behavioral needs on a student’s overall educational performance. MTSS is aimed at addressing the needs of all learners — struggling through advanced — by providing a continuum of support and intervention. This school improvement initiative is designed to support better educational outcomes, increasing graduation rates and ensuring that our students are college- and career-ready.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach that emphasizes positive strategies for preventing and responding to problem behavior. It provides a framework for comprehensive behavior management by targeting the whole environment and promoting positive change in both staff and student behavior. This model decreases challenging behavior and promotes a positive school climate.
Our federal programs staff, led by Linda Bell, provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring for the use of these funds to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards. Click here for more information on the Georgia Department of Education site.
Georgia’s Pre-K program is a lottery-funded educational program for Georgia’s four-year-olds, designed to help prepare children for kindergarten. Click here for more information from the Georgia Department of Education, and click here to learn more about registering for the local program, also led by Ms. Bell.
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School Improvement & Accountability Contacts
- State-funded Pre-K and Federal Programs: Linda Bell
- Assessment: Martha Wilson
- Registration: Contact the school directly or visit the Registration page for more information
- Attendance: Contact the school directly or visit the Attendance page for more information
- Student Information System: Martha Wilson and Teresa Dearman