Veita Jackson-Carter is a native of Gainesville, Florida. She is a life-long learner and educator. She is a graduate of Santa Fe College, the University of Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. She has spent 35 years as an educator for the School Board of Alachua County, and 12 years as an Adjunct Associate at Santa Fe College. She is the administrator overseeing the Students to Successful Citizens/System of Care at the Alachua County School District. The goal of this innovative program is to match high-need students struggling in school by providing wraparound services (mental wellness, and community resources) to them and their families.
Veita is an advocate for students and families. Her work in the community involves engaging a network of 60 community, business, and faith-based partners to provide support for families.