Jacqueline A. Brooks
Dr. Jacqueline A. Brooks, a proven career educational leader, has expanded her work into her own company Your Empowerment Services, LLC where community improvement is her focus. The tagline is YES! She also works part-time as the Executive Coaching Coordinator for School Superintendents of Alabama.
Dr. Brooks has an extensive background from K-12 education and organizational leadership. She has served as a leader in a large Florida school district with over 70,000 students and in two rural Alabama school districts with less than 3,000 students, and that gives her a range of distinct experiences. She has also co-owned two businesses with her husband, Jakki's Documents and Customer's 1st Lawn Service.
Dr. Brooks is the recipient of numerous honors to included being named Teacher of the Year for John F. Kennedy Middle School, 1994-95. She has been recognized by the United Women’s League, the Tuskegee-Macon County Chapter of NAACP, Chi Eta Phi, the Tuskegee University Bioethics Center, and Omega Psi Phi, Inc for outstanding service, and was named one of Macon County’s Top Women of Influence by the Southeast Small Business Magazine.
Dr. Brooks indicates that she is deeply humbled to have been appointed to two state boards by a former Alabama Governor--the Alabama State Board of Trustees (a former trustee) and the State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, Local Government Records Commission. She was selected as the School Superintendents of Alabama District IV President in 2014 and represented District IV as the 2014-15 SSA Superintendent of the Year.
She has been a principal, curriculum specialist, prevention and support coordinator, accountability coordinator, federal programs director, and school superintendent. She served in the role of superintendent of education for Macon County Schools for more than a decade, far exceeding the usual length of tenure for a school superintendent, and retired January 2022.
She has also been an adjunct professor for Tuskegee University, the University of Phoenix, and Argosy University. She has presented at the Southern Region Education Board’s Summer Conference four times and at the National Superintendent’s Conference twice. She has represented Macon County Schools as a faculty member and guest speaker for the National Science Foundation at the Smithsonian and the Jimmy Carter Center as a part of the Alabama LASER science initiative.
She holds memberships in many educational organizations including School Superintendents of Alabama, the Alabama Education Association, the Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools, and the School Superintendents Assoication.
She is a leader with the Macon County Chamber of Commerce, liaison for the Macon County Economic Development Authority, and a board member for the Tuskegee Red Tail Scholarship Foundation.
She has authored and/or contributed to a number of grants including—a multi-million-dollar Alabama GEARUP grant to reduce dropouts in Black Belt Counties; a multi-million-dollar Apple ConnectED Grant that put professional learning, instructional technology stations, infrastructure upgrades, MacBooks, and iPads in the hands of Macon County students and staff; and most recently, a Federal Aviation Agency grant to start an aviation mechanics training program in Macon County.
She has also published articles in the Florida English Journal, co-authored Writing: An Essential Process for the Florida Department of Education, and composed Let’s Write, a preparation guide for the Alabama Direct Assessment of Writing and served as the Florida Teachers of English Region IV Director for several years.
She is a member of Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. She supports St. Jude’s Hospital and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research as her charitable organizations.
She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Terry Brooks, 32 years, and they have one daughter, Kassidy, who is a 10th grader in Macon County Schools, and one son, Nixxon, who is eight years old.