At-Large Seat 7: Kandis Wood Jackson
Kandis Wood Jackson is the At-Large Seat 7 representative on the Atlanta Board of Education. She also is a practicing attorney at the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP.
An Atlanta native, Kandis graduated from Duke University in 2008 and returned to Atlanta to teach 6th Grade Social Studies at KIPP WAYS Academy. In 2013, Kandis earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and, again, returned to Atlanta to practice law.
Kandis was elected to the Atlanta Board of Education in 2017. She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy Class of 2016 and the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2017. Kandis also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency and a member of the Board of Trustees of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.
Kandis lives in Midtown with her husband Adam and their dog Duke.