Jacqueline K. Haynes

Associate Superintendent for Acceleration Schools
Charleston County School District

Jacqueline K. Haynes is the Associate Superintendent for Acceleration Schools with the Charleston County School District and has a history of successfully serving as an instructional leader for all students. An innovative leader with K-12 teaching and leadership experience. She strongly focuses on improving students’ and teachers’ academic performance and success. She has over 25 years of school administration experience as Director of Achievement Schools, Executive Principal Coach, Principal, Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Guidance Counselor, and Teacher. Her experience spans the scope of working with students from all socio-economic backgrounds, with a strong desire to enhance students’ experiences in low-performing schools. She is talented in building a strong organizational structure, interpersonal relationships, and stakeholder communication skills.

Ms. Haynes has served on several national and district committees and has participated in a National Professional Learning Community with the Wallace Foundation, where she is featured in a publication and video titled, The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. She believes that shifting Principals from building managers to one leading instructional change will ensure that ALL students receive a quality education. Ms. Haynes has earned a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, ED. S in Innovative Education; and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Florida. She is the former principal of Howard W. Blake High School, where she was named the first African American Female High School Principal in Hillsborough County.

She is a proud graduate of Florida State University, a BA in Education; the University of South Florida, ED.S. in Innovative Education, and is currently a USF Doctoral candidate. She resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Anthony L. Haynes, and is the mother of Arielle Haynes Burnette, married to Christopher Burnette of Atlanta, George, and Anthony L. Haynes, II, married to Maren Douglas Haynes of Miami, Florida.

You can follow Jacqueline on Twitter @jkhaynes03 or connect with her on LinkedIn.