Dr. Joseph Jones, an academic coordinator with the Cheatham County School District, has been named a finalist for the 2019-2020 Supervisor of the Year, the Tennessee Department of Education announced.
The nine finalists represent each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division (West, Middle and East).
Jones will represent the Mid-Cumberland CORE region in Middle Tennessee.
Each year an outstanding public school supervisor earns distinction as the Tennessee Supervisor of the Year. To qualify, candidates must demonstrate a record of implementing innovative programs and managing and motivating students and faculties.
Additionally, the nominees must have a minimum of three years' experience as an administrator and a minimum of five years' experience in Tennessee public schools.
The Supervisor of the Year finalists will proceed to an in-person interview that will be held in in the coming weeks where each will meet with a panel of interviewers made up of department staff and other education leaders.
Winners for each Grand Division and the Tennessee Supervisor of the Year will be selected from this group and announced at a banquet on Nov. 5, during the department’s LEAD Conference in Nashville.
Jones joined the district in 2006. He spent eight years teaching all levels of math at Sycamore High School. In 2014, he joined the supervisory team as an academic coordinator.
As a supervisor, he chaired the state’s mathematics standards review committee and served as an TNReady Ambassador.
As an Ambassador, he served as an adviser for the Tennessee Department of Education and its assessment vendors, providing on-the-ground perspectives and feedback on the state assessment program for the 2018-19 school year.