Dr. Jessica Constant is a native of Greensboro, Alabama. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jessica has a Ph. D in Educational Management from Hampton University, an Educational Specialist from the University of Montevallo, Master degrees in School Counseling and Education Administration from the University of West Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Stillman College.
Dr. Constant has been in the educational arena for twenty-three years. During this time, she taught grades two and three, served as assistant principal of Greensboro East High School and Greensboro Middle School, as well as, the instructional leader of Akron Community School. During her tenure at Akron, the students’ graduation rate increased from 68% to 100%. For these efforts, she received the Hale County Instructional Leadership Recognition Award. Dr. Constant was the instructional leader of Greensboro High School, where the graduation rate increased from 73% to 86% in one year. Because of her expectations and exemplary leadership skills, the school’s culture changed and the school was removed from the Alabama State Department of Education Failure List. Currently, Dr. Constant serves as the Coordinator for Student Services for the Tuscaloosa City Schools District.
During her educational experiences, she has always been intrigued with at risk students, particularly the ones that overcome adversity. She has received numerous awards based on her innovative leadership for working with students that are at-risk, which lead her to conduct her research study on educational resilience.
Dr. Constant has been married to Phillip Constant for twenty-two years and they are the proud parents of Nahia, Phillip and Maya. She is an active member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a member of the Parent Council for the University of Alabama Early College Program and the Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.