Teachers & Staff

James Madison High School Faculty

A unique feature of the JMHS learning experience is the personalized support each student receives from our dedicated James Madison High School faculty. Our staff consists of professional educational administrators who are experienced in online education, as well as a dedicated team of certified teachers and academic advisors who take responsibility for assuring each student's academic success.

The impressive credentials of our dedicated teachers and staff are comparable to those of the best high school educators in accredited schools across the nation.

Academic Assistance at its Best

If you need academic support during your studies, you may contact our helpful teachers via email and our academic advisors via student portal ticketing or by phone. They will answer your questions and ensure you fully grasp your lessons, performing their roles with the utmost integrity and respect for the individual learning styles of students.

Administrative Staff

Christine Jax

Christine Jax, Chief Academic Officer

Christine Jax is an authority in educational program development, organization and innovation. Her extensive resume includes the founding of the Learning Center for Homeless Families and service as Commissioner of Education, both in her home state of Minnesota. Jax has a Doctorate in Education Policy and Administration from University of Minnesota, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology from University of Minnesota. She has shared her expertise on CNN, ABC News and Discovery, as well as in interviews with Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Week and National Journal.

Megan Bowen

Megan Bowen, Principal

Megan Bowen is the Principal for James Madison High School. She earned a dual bachelor's degree in English literature and secondary English education with reading endorsement from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Megan also earned a Masters of Education in Leadership and Administration from Capella University and holds a State of Georgia Educator Certificate in English, grades 6-12. Before joining James Madison High School in 2002, she taught in both public and private school classrooms as well as alternative education programs. She believes in diverse educational programs and experiences to assist each student in successfully completing high school and achieving academic goals.

John Riser, M.S., Senior Director of Education Operations

John Riser, Senior Director of Education Operations

John has a master's degree in production and operations from Georgia State University and earned his bachelor of science in management from Clemson University. John was awarded the Carl A. Bramlette, Jr. Scholastic Achievement Award for outstanding Academic Achievement in 2006. He manages the administration and development of all programs of study.

Eric Ryall, Registrar

Eric Ryall, Registrar

Eric earned a bachelor's degree from West Georgia University in 2004 and has been with James Madison High School since then. He looks forward to continuing to help students enroll in the programs of study or individual courses they need to achieve their goals.

Melissa Maddox, Vice President Student Experience

Melissa Maddox, Vice President, Student Experience

Melissa oversees the daily functions of our Student Services Division as well as our Corporate and Military Service Team. Her goal is to ensure that we are doing all that we can to uphold our mission and empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant educational programs.