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For Release: Dwight D. Jones, Clark County Superintendent, Joins Education Sector’s Board
Dwight D. Jones, superintendent of the Clark County School District in Nevada has joined Education Sector’s Board of Directors. Jones’ distinguished career as an educator includes experience at the local and state levels.
Before he became the superintendent in Clark County, Jones served as Education Commissioner in Colorado for just over three years. Under his guidance, the Colorado Department of Education refocused its efforts to better serve and support the field, partner with schools and districts on various initiatives, and strive to direct resources and intervention strategies to the districts with the most need.
Jones’ entire career has been devoted to public education, starting as an elementary school teacher in Junction City, Kan., and later serving as principal for elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Wichita, Kan. Following his time in Wichita, Jones was an operational vice president for Edison Schools, where he supervised 11 schools in Kansas, Missouri, and Maryland. He served in this role for three years before becoming assistant superintendent and later superintendent of Fountain-Fort Carson School District (Fountain, Col.), where he earned statewide recognition for narrowing and eliminating achievement gaps related to children from ethnic minority and low economic backgrounds.
In 2009, Jones participated on an international benchmarking advisory board co-sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. In 2010, he co-chaired a National Council on Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel on the inclusion of clinical experiences in teacher preparation programs.
“Dwight Jones is a noted education leader who has devoted his life to improving education for all children,” said David Breneman, who chairs Education Sector’s board recruitment committee. “We are delighted he has joined our board.”
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