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Dr Karen Thompson-Jackson

District One


Phone: (205) 779-8380



Dr. Karen Thompson-Jackson

Dr. Karen Thompson-Jackson was raised in Tuscaloosa & Northport where she graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School in 1984.

She received her bachelor and master degrees in social work from The University of Alabama. She earned her Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Alabama, College of Education, Social and Cultural Studies.

Dr. Thompson-Jackson is the Executive Director for Temporary Emergency Services where she has served for thirtyone years. She continues to serve on many local boards in West Alabama.

She is married to Paul Jackson and they have five children; Antoinette, Brittany, Paul, Jr., Chelsie and Jazmine. Dr. Thompson-Jackson is an adjunct instructor of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama.

She and her family are active members of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

District 1 Schools

Schools located in district one include: Central Elementary School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, Oakdale Elementary School, and Westlawn Middle School.