Dr. Benitha M. Jones

Benitha Jones
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Dr. Benitha M. Jones' Biography

Type Of Business:
Public K-12 School District
Marketing Area:
Local but willing to relocate after May 2013
Expertise:
Dr. Jones' expertise is in elementary education and instructional leadership.
Major Product/SVS:
Education
Favorite Business Publication:
Educational Leadership, Educational Horizons, Kappa Delta Pi Record, Phi Delta Kappan, The Educational Forum, and The Reading Teacher are Dr. Jones' favorite peer-reviewed journals to which she subscribes.
Hobbies/Sports:
Reading, Writing, Spending Time with her Family and Friends, and Worshipping
Education Degrees:
Master's in Instructional (Educational) Leadership (2013); Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Language Arts (2012); Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership (2011); Master's Degree in Elementary Education (2006); and Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (2002)
Affiliations Awards:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; National Education Association; International Reading Association, Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Lambda Theta; and Phi Delta Kappa International
Place of Birth:
Decatur
Marital Status:
Married
Children's Names:
Nikaela
Spouse's Name:
Thomas
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight that stood out the most in Dr. Jones' career was when her colleagues nominated her as the New Teacher of the Year, and the school system's officials selected her as the New Teacher of the Year for the district.
Charity:
Local Church and United Way of America
Number Of Years In Profession:
16
Number Of Years In Current Position:
11
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
Dr. Jones attributes her success to her desire to help others and the blessing of friends, family, colleagues, and the love of Jesus Christ for supporting her and allowing her dreams and goals to come to pass.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
Dr. Jones became involved in her profession because of her childhood experiences and the impact that her teachers had on her education and success.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Implementing the coaching cycle with teachers, facilitating professional development, monitoring and tracking students' reading progress, working with students with various reading abilities, communicating with all stakeholders, and taking on an active leadership role in the school are Dr. Jones' responsibilities and duties.
Education Certifications:
National Board Certified Teacher
Awards/Honors:
Grant, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, AL (2006); New Teacher of the Year Award (2005); Who's Who among America's Teachers (2005); National Dean's List (2002); and Miss Athens State University (2002)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Dr. Jones intends to continue in the same profession and become more involved with making critical decisions concerning curriculum and professional development. She also hopes to educate pre-service teachers enrolled in an educational program at the university level.
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