Ms. Jones was born in Heidelberg, Mississippi. After graduating from high school, Ms. Jones attended Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi where she received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary and Secondary Education with a Minor in Special Education. Ms. Jones received a Universal Special Education Certification from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Research from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Ms. Jones has served as an administrator across the spectrum; elementary, middle and high school. Before beginning her career in administration, Ms. Jones teaching experiences included Early Childhood Special Education, Learning Impairment Specialist, Language Arts and Reading Specialist, Literacy Support Specialist and General Education teacher. Ms. Jones’ teaching experiences have been both in state- side schools and in the Department of Defense Schools in Europe and the Pacific.
Ms. Jones has held numerous leadership roles throughout her educational career. She has served as chairperson for Continuous School Improvement, Partnerships-in-Education, School Climate and Culture Committees and various Mentorship Programs. In addition, she has served as a Curriculum Implementation Facilitator, Professional Staff Developer, Teacher Mentor and Graduate Study Group facilitator. Ms. Jones has served on the School Advisory Council and PTO board.
Ms. Jones has two daughters that are graduates of DoDDS Schools both Europe and Pacific Regions. She enjoys outdoor sports and activities. Ms. Jones is an enthusiast of whole living which allows her to pursue her love of cooking, fitness, travel, family and friends.
Ms. Jones served as Acting Principal and Lester Middle School and is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the work with the students, teachers, parents and the community on Camp Lester. Together as a team we thrive for excellence and the overall success of our students.
Mrs. Ramona Williams has been an educator for over 15 years, with eight years of DoDEA experience. From 2011 through 2015, she served as an Instructional Support Math Coach for McBride and Dexter Elementary Schools. As a classroom teacher and Math Support Specialist, Mrs. Williams has supported her colleagues and students in school and district leadership roles including Science Teacher Leader and Manager, Grade Leader, Professional Learning Communities Facilitator and Chair of the Continuous School Improvement Leadership Team. She has served on committees with responsibility for interviewing and mentoring new teachers, STEAM and selecting the Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Williams has also been involved in the Student Support Team and other initiatives including Math Cadre and the K-8 Mathematics Curriculum Materials Technical Evaluation Team.
Mrs. Williams has a zeal for teaching and learning for students and colleagues. She is always eager to collaborate and building leadership capacity with all stakeholders. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Minor in Human Resources. She has a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education and Adult Education with a dual focus in Technology and Leadership. In 2010, Mrs. Williams earned an Education Specialist Degree with a concentration in Elementary Education from Troy University. Her certifications span from elementary to high school.
Mrs. Williams states, “I am grateful for the opportunity to able to support the extraordinary and exceptional children of men and women who are diplomats that serve and secure our country.”