Ms. Merrier Antoinette Jackson is a native Mobilian and graduate of C.F. Vigor High School. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received her BS and MEd Degrees in Education. In 2002, Ms. Jackson returned to USA and completed her administrative certification.
From 1986 to 1992, Ms. Jackson has worked in human resources with both profit and non-profit organizations in California and Pennsylvania. In 1995 Ms. Jackson began her teaching career. She taught at Elizabeth Fonde Elementary School and Baker Middle School. In 2002, Ms. Jackson was promoted to Assistant Principal at Causey Middle School. In 2004, Ms. Jackson was appointed principal at Brazier Elementary School.
As a novice principal, Ms. Jackson became part of the nationally recognized "Transformed Schools" Reform Initiative. It was under her auspice as principal that Brazier was transformed from one of the lowest performing elementary schools to one of the district's finest elementary schools. In 2006 and 2007, Brazier was recognized by the State Board of Education for its academic achievement. Ms. Jackson's work has been chronicled in Southern Living Magazine (2/2008) and US News and World Report ( May 7, 2007). In 2006, Governor Bob Riley asked Ms. Jackson to serve on the Governor's Commission for Quality Teaching.
In 2007, Ms. Jackson was appointed to her current post as principal of Mae Eanes Middle School. It is here that she began the arduous task of leading Eanes out of school improvement status (a status held for ten years). During the first two years of her tenure, Eanes met/exceeded state standards and came out of school improvement. Ms. Jackson continues her work as principal amid many challenges and continues her work of moving the school forward.
Ms. Merrier A. Jackson is the daughter of James Wesley Jackson (deceased) and Idella Jackson. She is also the proud mother of two lovely daughters.