Michael Jones to lead Mary Todd as new principal
Michael Jones started his professional career as a counselor for the Hope Hill Children’s Home and later accepted his first teaching job at Western High School in Jefferson County. He joined Fayette County Public Schools in 2011, and taught science for seven years at The Learning Center and Southern Middle School prior to serving as behavior interventionist at The Learning Center. Since 2018, he has also worked with Bluegrass Community and Technical College as the academic coordinator for their Upward Bound Program. Jones joined the team at Mary Todd Elementary last fall as the professional growth and effectiveness coach. He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education with an emphasis in biology and a master’s degree in secondary school counseling from Morehead State University, and holds principal certification from Western Kentucky University.
“Mr. Jones is a 26-year veteran educator who has served students and families from rural, urban, and suburban communities and has a history of forming phenomenal relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, families, and community,” said Elementary School Chief Faith Thompson, who oversees Mary Todd. “His personality – full of warmth and sincerity – will serve the diverse community at Mary Todd Elementary well. Above all, he is a servant leader who aims to make all feel valued, appreciated, and accomplished, and he will lead Mary Todd into the next era of education by using innovation, creativity, and vision.”
Superintendent Manny Caulk announced Jones' hiring June 24. He officially took the helm on July 1, 2020.