About Kandis

Kandis Wood Jackson is a native Atlantan committed to achieving educational equity for each and every student in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS). At a young age, a strong family, excellent teachers, and influential mentors instilled in her a love of learning and a deep appreciation for education. A graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School, and a former APS teacher, Kandis also understands the value of a quality education. Her exp... Read More

Why I'm Running

Because of my family’s sacrifices, education is a large part of who I am. My parents worked hard so that they could provide me with what they believed to be the best education available. They sent me to "pre-school" in my Grandmother’s living room because my "Ma Ma Ma" was, in my parents’ opinion, the best pre-school teacher in our neighborhood - and because it was free. I went to private school for my elementary, middle, and high school ye... Read More