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 experiences in the classroom as both a student and a teacher form her belief that KandisWoodJackson2_(1)-bio.jpgvarious social, political, and economic factors can often undermine the community-wide goal of providing quality public education to every student. This is unacceptable to Kandis because she believes equal access to quality education is a fundamental human right. She is running for the Atlanta School Board because she is ready to leverage her passion, experience, skills, and unique background to give every student equal access to high-quality education -- no matter their neighborhood. Kandis and her husband Adam live in Midtown, along with their dog Duke.