Jackie Zeigler Announces Candidacy for Re-Election: Jackie Zeigler declares bid for re-election to Alabama State Board of Education
Jackie Zeigler is throwing her hat into the ring for another term on the Alabama State Board of Education, seeking re-election to the District One seat. Zeigler, who currently holds the position, is driven by her commitment to bring common sense back to the education system.
A notable achievement under Zeigler’s leadership was the defeat of Amendment One in 2020, a statewide campaign that protected citizens’ right to vote for school board members instead of having them appointed by the governor. Additionally, she successfully championed a ban on Critical Race Theory in Alabama schools.
Despite falling short in preventing the lowering of reading standards for third-grade promotion, Zeigler remains dedicated to addressing issues such as social promotions. She emphasizes the importance of students reading at grade level before progressing.
Zeigler advocates a return to fundamentals, emphasizing the Science of Reading, basic math, and traditional teaching methods, steering away from teaching solely to standardized tests.
Having been elected to the State Board in 2016 and securing re-election in 2020, Zeigler brings a wealth of experience. Before her time on the board, she served as the Principal of Mary B. Austin Elementary School in Mobile, which received the prestigious National Blue-Ribbon Award of Excellence.
Expressing her enthusiasm for continuing the vital work as the District One representative, Zeigler is dedicated to ensuring the success of students and schools. In her 2020 election, she garnered an impressive 72% of the vote in District One, which encompasses Baldwin, Escambia, Covington, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, and Butler counties, along with substantial portions of western and southern Mobile County.