Mr. Jones- Principal
Mr. Jones is a 2001 graduate of Westminster College and earned his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as his K-12 principal certification from Gannon University. Mr. Jones began his career as an 8th grade social studies teacher in the Penn-Trafford school district from 2002-2006. From 2007-2014 Mr. Jones taught history and law and economics at GSHS, while also serving as the Dean of Students. For the past 7 years Mr. Jones has had the fortune to serve as the GSMS principal. Mr. Jones resides in Greesnburg with his wife Mandy, the GS elementary gifted coordinator, and his 2 children Ella 16 and Drew 13.
Welcome to GSMS! We take great pride as a staff of dedicated, compassionate, caring, and innovative people who see our role in your child’s development as more than a job, but rather a way of life. It is with a vision of family in mind that I would like to take the opportunity to welcome each of you onto our team. We must work together to ensure that our children are being given the opportunities to succeed, not only educationally, but emotionally and socially as well.
As you are aware, GSMS has an exceptional reputation as a leader in the development of a growth mindset for students as they work toward their post graduate goals. Our student centered curriculum is brought to life by our team of professional staff who pride themselves in meeting the needs of all students. The team here at GSMS believes that all students can achieve at a very high level by experiencing individual success within our district’s rigorous standards based curriculum. We also believe that encouraging students and staff to take risks while using best practices will best prepare our students for their future.
I have a strong belief in the power of teamwork and the sense of belonging that comes from feeling part of a group pursuing shared goals. I encourage each of you to take an active role in your child’s educational experience and to work with us in their best interest. You will find that my door is always open to discuss any issue that may arise with your child. You will find our staff to be open and honest as we work cooperatively to make your child’s experience here at GSMS one of growth and discovery.
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