One of the best ways that parents can become involved in their child's school in Jackson is through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).

The mission of the PTA/PTSA is threefold:

  1. To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
  2. To assist parents in developing skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
  3. To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

Every school in Jackson has an active PTA/PTSA that is a member of the Jackson Council PTA/PTSA. The mission of the Jackson Council is to encourage the local units to strengthen the bond among the school, home, and community. This is accomplished by helping parents become involved in the activities of the school and the educational experiences of their children. The council also seeks to assist local units become effective resources at their schools in encouraging and recognizing academic excellence.

For more information about the PTA, visit the national PTA web site at For more information about the Jackson Council PTA/PTSA or the PTA at your school, contact your school's principal.


Michael Gater Patricia Woods Rosaline McCoy Tony Gaylor
Micheal Gater
President Emeritus
Patricia Woods
Rosaline McCoy
VP Programs
Tony Gaylor
VP Elem. Schools
Billy Bullock Morris Strong Rosella Houston  
Billy Bullock
VP Elem. Schools
Morris Armstrong
VP Middle Schools
Dr. Rosella Houston
VP High Schools

Additional Board Members:

  • Linda Cousin, VP Membership
  • Theresa B. Young, Publicity
  • Sylvia Greer, Treasurer
  • Tiffany Barner, Secretary
  • David Watkins, Sargent-at-Arms
  • Judge Frank Sutton, Chaplain

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