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ACPS Department of Student Services Appoints Holly A. Jackson as Director of School Health Services

ACPS Department of Student Services Appoints Holly A. Jackson as Director of School Health Services

The Department of Student Services and Equity is pleased to announce that Holly Jackson will serve as the new Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) director of school health services, effective April 8, 2024. In this role, Jackson will develop and support programs to address or remove health-related barriers to learning. She will ensure optimal standards of care in the school health program and provide leadership for the coordination of schools and community health services.

“We are excited to welcome Holly Jackson to ACPS. She has a proven track record of ensuring that students can get the individual health-related support they need to succeed in school. We look forward to Ms. Jackson leading our dedicated group of school nurses and continuing to build on the excellent support they provide to our school communities,” said Executive Director of Student Support Teams Dr. Victor Martin.

Jackson, who is known to students as “Nurse Holly,” previously served as the school health program nurse manager for Charles County, Maryland, ensuring quality nursing care for county public school students and defining the program’s policies and guidelines of the county’s Board of Education and Department of Health. Jackson also collaborated with the chief medical officer on writing policy and ensuring school health administration aligned with new legislation affecting nurse practices in school health settings.

Jackson also served as the acting school health nurse program manager and clinical school health nurse supervisor for the Charles County Department of Health and Charles County Public Schools, supervising nursing staff at 39 public school locations. At MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Jackson was a charge nurse in labor and delivery and also worked in the neonatal intensive care unit. She also served as a registered charge nurse at Bella Cosmetic Surgery and, while at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Jackson was an acute medical surgical nurse and worked in occupational health and urgent care.

Jackson is a graduate of the Delaware Technical Community College nursing program where she earned an associate degree in science and nursing. She received her bachelor’s degree in science and nursing at Walden University, where she is currently earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice executive leadership degree.

  • 2023-24
  • Department of Student Services and Equity
  • Leadership