Jacob Nelson, Assistant Principal




Bachelor of Arts in English, Clemson University
Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina


My duties include:

Supervises discipline, attendance, and RTI for students in grades 10, 11, and 12
Supervises Custodial Staff: maintenance requests, work orders and evaluations
Supervises bus discipline and transportation requests
Supervises school inventory
Develops emergency plan
Supervises School Safety
Teacher Duty Rosters
Orders, stores, and inventories textbooks and curriculum resources
Implements procedures for In-School Suspension (ISS), After-School Detention (ASD), and Out-of-School Suspension (OSS)
Assists with supervision of students and extracurricular activities
Observes and evaluates certified and classified staff. (SAFE-T and ADEPT)

Professional Memberships:

South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)


I began my education career at Pickens High School after graduating from Clemson University in 2008. My wife and I spent four years living in the upstate of South Carolina before I had the opportunity to accept a teaching position at Lexington High School. I taught English there for one year before moving into educational administration at Lexington High and Carolina Springs Middle School. I am now a proud member of the Gilbert High administrative team, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Blair, my two daughters, fishing, and cheering on my Clemson Tigers!