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Annmarie Jackson, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Reading Endorsement Coordinator
Phone: 678-717-2367

Office: Oakwood Building, 104, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Preservice Teacher Development, English Second Language Development, Literacy


Currently, Dr. Jackson teaches reading courses to undergraduate preservice teachers in the ELE-SPED department. Dr. Jackson also teaches graduate courses to inservice teachers who are seeking a reading endorsements as well as an ESOL endorsement.
Before working at UNG, Dr. Jackson worked as a reading specialist at a Title 1 school in Gwinnett County Public School district for 12 years.

Dr. Jackson is leading an outreach literacy community service project with other faculty members at a mobile community park in Gainesville, GA. The mobile literacy clinic project provides reading and writing support for K-5 students within their own community. Our mission is to help students reach their full potential.

Courses Taught

  • Reading and Writing in the Content Area
  • Teaching Reading and Writing Elementary
  • Cultural Issues in ESOL (OLA) online- graduate
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Assessment in Literacy Instruction (OLA) online-graduate
  • Language and Cognition


  • Ph.D., Language and Literacy, Georgia State University, 2015
  • Specialist, Reading, Central Connecticut State University, 2004
  • M.A., Reading, Central Connecticut State University, 2002

Research/Special Interests

  • Teacher development
  • Preservice teacher's literacy understanding
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy


Jackson, A. (2018). (under review). Girls and boys for others: Creating relevance and critical inquiry for English learners. GATESOL in Action Journal.

Tinker Sachs, G. Clark, B., Durkaya, M., Jackson, A., Johnson, C., Lake, W. and Limb, P. (2017). Disrupting Perceptions of the Other through Ethnographic Approaches in the Teacher Education Classroom. In Fatima Pirbhai- Illich & Robyn Cox (Eds.), Culturally responsive pedagogy: Critical multicultural literacy education in action. Continuum Press (Bloomsbury Academic), London, UK.

Tinker Sachs, G. Jackson, A., Sullivan-White, T. & Wynter-Hoyte, K. (2018). Explorations in developing culturally responsive literacy assessments for Bahamian children. International Journal of Progressive Education. 14(1), 130-147. DOI:10.29329/ijpe.2018.129.10

Jackson, A. Lesson Plan Template for Scaffolding Student Learning. April 18, 2017. A Teaching Academic: A CTLL Blog at UNG

Jackson, A. (2012). Whose job is it anyway?: A look at the reading-writing connection. TEIS (TESOL) Newsletter.

Work Experience

  • 2016- present- UNG- Assistant Professor
  • 2004- 2016- Nesbit ES, Reading Specialist, Gwinnett County
  • 2014- 2016 Adjunct Professor- Georgia State University
  • 2000- 2003- MLK ES, 2nd Gr, Hartford Public Schools

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