Phone: (256) 216-5313


Degrees and Certifications:

Associates degree Chattanooga State technical community College Bachelors degree in education Athens State University Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership University of North Alabama Education Specialist degree in Instructional leaderhsip University of North Alabama Doctorate in Instructional Leaderhship Samford University

Dr. Kerry Donaldson


Kerry Donalson Jr. is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and has been married to Jacquelynn Donaldson for 14 wonderful years. He played college basketball at Chattanooga State Technical Community College and at Athens State University. Kerry currently lives in Athens, Alabama, and will be in his 18th year in education. Before administration, he began his career at Athens Middle School as a Health and Physical Education teacher, where he coached basketball for eight years and football for four years. He also was an adjunct instructor for six years at Athens State University. This is his 10th year serving as an administrator. Kerry Donaldson Jr. began his career at Madison City Schools as a JCHS Jet during the 2018-2019 school year and has been very excited to be here at RISE Academy.