Kara Jackson

Mrs. Kara Jackson is the principal at Toll Gate Middle School. Mrs. Jackson has served in this position since the 2011 school year. Mrs. Jackson previously taught language arts and reading at Ridgeview Junior High, Harmon Middle School, and Toll Gate Middle School. Mrs. Jackson is a native of Pickerington and graduated from Pickerington High School. Mrs. Jackson has earned a Lead Teacher Licensure and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational administration. Mrs. Jackson and her husband Craig have three boys Ray, Harry, and Joey and currently reside in Pickerington.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, June 2001.

Master of Science in Education and Allied Professions, University of Dayton, Dayton,OH, December, 2005.

Doctorate of Education, Concordia University, Chicago, IL, Expected Graduation Date: May 2019.

Licensures and Certifications:

Professional Middle School License Grades 4-9 (5 year) Concentration: Language Arts and Social Studies

Professional Elementary Education Certificate (1-8) Concentration: Social Studies

Ohio Principals License, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. June 2011