Dr. Kerry Donaldson named administrator of MCS’ Academy
MADISON – Dr. Kerry Donaldson, assistant principal at James Clemens High School, has been named administrator of The Academy for Madison City Schools.
The Board of Education approved the transfer at its Sept. 3 Board meeting. He replaces Kevin Wilson, who retired.
Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols and school board president Tim Holtcamp said Donaldson is loved and respected by his JCHS students because of his regard for them and will carry that into his new role at The Academy.
Dr. Donaldson said he’s looking forward to working with the Academy’s great staff and students. “I want to be a servant leader for them, the students and the parents,” he said.
Dr. Donaldson is starting his third year in Madison City and 17th in education.
A native of Nashville, he has been married to Jacquelynn Donaldson for 13 years. He played college basketball at Chattanooga State Technical community College and at Athens State University.
Before administration, he began his career at Athens Middle School as a Health and Physical Education teacher where he coached basketball for eight years and football for four years. He also was an adjunct instructor for six years at Athens State University. This is his 9th year serving as an administrator.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Athens State University, master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of North Alabama, Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership at UNA, and doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from Samford University.