Jackson Academy is pleased to announce that K-12 educator and school leader Brandi Richardson will serve JA as head of Upper School beginning with the 2021-22 school year. From Grand Bay, Alabama, Richardson is currently the Upper School director at Cottage Hill Christian Academy in Mobile. She assumes leadership of JA’s Upper School on June 1, 2021.
Windsor Knot. Half Windsor Knot. Four in Hand Knot. Tying a tie was one of several valuable or essential life skills practiced by Jackson Academy seniors on Life Skills Day. This new program seeks to equip seniors with non-classroom experiences needed for daily living.
Jackson Academy is pleased to announce that Priyadarshini “Priya” Ray, daughter of Anandhi and Paresh Ray of Brandon, is the Class of 2021 valedictorian. Andrew “Drew” Antici, son of Angie and Brad Antici of Madison, is the Class of 2021 salutatorian.
Students and counselors are looking forward to what some say is their favorite time of the academic season: meeting together to plan each student’s next steps. This year, JA is offering new electives, additional dual enrollment options, and life skills courses.
Congratulations to Jackson Academy’s 2021 STAR students, Isabelle Lee and Priya Ray! Each STAR student selects a STAR Teacher, recognizing those individuals who have contributed to their scholastic achievements and personal development. Priya designated former JA foreign language teacher Judy McKeigney as STAR teacher. Isabelle selected chemistry teacher Richard West as her STAR teacher.