News Flash: Bibb County School District Superintendent Receives Annual Educational Leadership Award

By October 21, 2016Schools

Bibb County School District Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr. was presented with the Bill Barr Leadership Award on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 during the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) Fall Conference in Athens. The award is named after Dr. Bill Barr, GSSA’s executive director from 1991 to 1999. It is presented annually to one exceptional superintendent who possesses the unique ability to mentor and lead others in pursuing excellence in public education.

Dr. Jones joined the Bibb County School District as Superintendent on April 6, 2015. He immediately began working on the district’s Strategic Plan, “Victory in Progress.” The district’s strategic goals focus on increasing student achievement, increasing student and stakeholder engagement, increasing teacher and leader effectiveness, being a reliable organization, and learning and growth. Each of these goals assists the district with its mission of developing a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated to educating each student for a 21st century global society.

During his 19-year career in education, Dr. Jones has been a JROTC Instructor, high school principal, and assistant superintendent. Before becoming an educator, he served in the United States Army from 1977 until 1997, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Jones is a 1977 graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dr. Jones has received numerous accolades and awards during his tenure in education. He currently serves as a governing board member for the American Association for School Administrators (AASA) and Past President for the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA). He received the President’s Award from the Georgia School
Superintendents Association in 2012 and was one of the finalists for the 2015 Georgia Superintendent of the Year Award. He has served as a member of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Ethics Task Force.

He is married to Evelyn, an elementary school principal. They have 3 children and are the proud grandparents of 2 granddaughters.