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Alabama Extension’s Choctaw County  office has a new County Extension Coordinator.  Jacqui James will begin work on October 1.

JJ.jpgJames is no stranger to Choctaw County.   She has worked in the county education system for 14 years.  She has served as the special education coordinator for the Choctaw County Board of Education since June 2013. While in that position, she has provided administrative leadership, and overseen the direct fiscal and personnel operation of the department. She also served as interim superintendent for the Choctaw County Board of Education from March to December 2014.  As interim superintendent she was in charge of the day-to-day operation of a 1,600 student school district.  Under her leadership, the school system received more than $489,000 in grants from 2007 through 2012.


“I’m very excited to join the team at the Extension Office in Choctaw County. This is a rare opportunity and I am grateful for the trust the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service has placed in me,” said James. “For the past 14 years I’ve had the pleasure of serving the children of this county, now I look forward to working with all the people of Choctaw County.  It is an honor to have been chosen as the County Extension Coordinator and I look forward to starting this new journey in my life.”

“James, is a dedicated, resourceful professional who brings a lot of valuable experience to the position of County Extension Coordinator,” said Stan Windham, assistant director of Program Operations Innovations at Alabama Extension.
“She has a successful history of collaborative leadership that includes partnering and networking with numerous internal and external agencies, groups and organizations as well as strong management and organizational skills,” Windham added.  

 James holds a Master of Education in Education Administration and a Master of Education in Special Education, both from the University of West Alabama, a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in Management of Human Resources from Faulkner University.