Ms. Desaree Jackson is the current principal of Calera Middle School in Montevallo, AL, and has over 16 years of experience in education. She is the 2022-2023 District 5 Middle School Principal of the Year. She was previously employed as an Assistant Principal at Thompson Middle School in Alabaster, AL, and Ninth Grade Coordinator at Northview High school in Dothan, AL. She was a former Biology teacher at Thompson High School and an Anatomy & Physiology teacher at Jeff State University. Ms. Jackson is also a member of the Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Jackson obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Montevallo; a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from The University of Alabama in Birmingham; a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Montevallo and an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Montevallo.