Jacob Nelson, Assistant Principal



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


  • EL Education Lead Administrator
  • School Wide Data Analysis and Teacher Professional Learning
  • Master Scheduling
  • Student Teacher Placement
  • Midland’s Technical College Dual Credit Liaison
  • School wide professional learning
  • Teacher certification liaison
  • Supervises discipline, attendance, and RTI for student-Grade 10
  • Teacher Collaborative Planning
  • Teacher coaching and evaluation
  • Structured Learning time/At-Risk Liaison


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!