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Mrs. Twanjua Jones
Twanjua Jones joined Yates Elementary School in 2014 after six years of service in Fayette County Public Schools as a middle school associate principal. Her career began in North Carolina where she taught high school mathematics in Durham for seven years and served as an elementary administrator for four years.
Mrs. Jones grew up in North Carolina and received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Secondary Mathematics Education. This specialty area informs her leadership and teaching approach, as she views mathematics and the need for a strong and sound foundation in math. Mrs. Jones earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from UNC Chapel-Hill in 2004.
Mrs. Jones believes in a strong family and community connection. “It takes a village to raise a child” is her motto. A child has the best ability to become a productive citizen if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to the rearing of the child. This belief is why she strongly encourages family and community engagement at Yates. Excellence through effort…every child, every day is our school vision. Without the help of the village, we cannot accomplish our vision.
During her free time, Mrs. Jones enjoys reading and spending time with family. She is a lifelong learner and models this with her staff as they learn together to provide a quality education for every child, every day.