Jeanette Altman graduated from Clemson University in 1999 where she earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Altman also holds a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. She worked for Michelin Tire Corporation in Lexington, S.C. as an industrial engineer for three years before moving to Lake City, and pivoting to the world of education. She was a teacher and assistant principal before assuming the principalship at Truluck magnet.