• Meet Dr. Bailey 

    Welcome to Jackson Elementary School! I am so proud to serve alongside our outstanding staff and faculty at Jackson Elementary. I am entering my 3rd year as principal at JES, my 7th year as an administrator, and my 14th year in education. I started my career as a teacher and coach at Hallsville ISD. After serving at HISD for seven years, I then served at Stephen F. Austin State University as the Director for two National Professional Development grants for ELL instruction in partnership with Lufkin ISD and Nacogdoches ISD. From there, I served at Kilgore ISD Central Office from 2012-2015 as the Director for Bilingual/ESL programs and Response to Intervention. Outside of my daily role at Jackson, I also serve as an adjunct professor for Educational Leadership at SFA, and I present at state and national education conferences regularly.
     
    On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, Scott, is also an educator and was a school administrator for many years before becoming an educational leadership professor five years ago.  We have two children: Mason, who is 9, and Adeline, who is 4. I also enjoy writing and reading on topics in education, as well as training for half-marathons when I have time. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Tyler and my Master's and Doctoral degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University.
     
    Our children are why we are here, and I firmly believe in holistically preparing every child for academic, affective, social, linguistic, and cross-cultural success. At Jackson Elementary, our mantra is "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." As the leader of the campus, my focus is on growing our students into Mighty Oaks by building capacity in our staff, faculty, parents, and community.  
     
    Our theme this school year is Hold The Rope or #HoldTheRope, as we work together diligently to ensure success for every child. We made tremendous gains and saw historical student growth in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, and we look forward to continued partnerships with our school community to focus on student success this year. I hope you will join us in our mission to ensure success for every child.
     
    Please never hesitate to contact me for any questions, comments, or concerns. I value your input and welcome your partnership.
     
    For kids,
    Dr. Jennifer Bailey
    Principal, Jackson Elementary 
    Chapel Hill ISD
    baileyj@chapelhillisd.org
     
    Bailey Family