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Degrees and Certifications:

Morehouse College – Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics Pace University – Master of Science for Teachers degree in Elementary Education Columbia – Master of Education degree in Education Leadership

Mr. Robert Williams - Principal

 

 I began my appointment as the new principal of M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on May 10, 2021. I am excited and honored to become a member of such a phenomenal school community. M. Agnes Jones is an extraordinary learning environment full of rich traditions and a legacy of excellence. I intend to honor that legacy by working diligently with all stakeholders toward the common goal of improving educational outcomes for all M. Agnes Jones Elementary students. Through this united vision, M. Agnes Jones will continue to be the premier STEM/STEAM elementary school in APS. 

The past two school years have been challenging, but through it all, staff, families, and partners have worked together as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) in APS to ensure that wellness, teaching, and learning are prioritized. I am in awe and inspired at the level of perseverance our APS community has demonstrated to overcome so many obstacles. 

I am looking forward to getting to know ALL of you and learning everything there is to know about what makes M. Agnes Jones Elementary so special! An official Meet and Greet has been scheduled for May 19 from 5pm – 6pm. A Zoom link will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom on May 17. In the meantime, please accept this letter as both an introduction and invitation. As a native of Los Angeles, my introduction to Atlanta began at Morehouse College. 

After graduating from Morehouse College, I worked in corporate America for two years and volunteered at the California Tennis Association for Underprivileged Youth. My transition to education began in 2002 when I was selected to be in the New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) program where I taught elementary school in Bedford Stuyvesant. As a member of the NYCTF program, I earned a Master of Science for Teachers degree in Elementary Education from Pace University. 

After completing the program in 2004, I helped develop a proposal for a small school and opened the doors of Young Scholars Academy (YSA) in the Bronx. While working at YSA, I continued my journey of professional and personal growth by earning a Master of Education degree in Education Leadership from Teachers College. At YSA, I led the math department as a math lead teacher and instructional coach. 

In 2007, I transitioned from New York to Georgia to not only begin a family but to also work at Marietta Middle School (MMS) as an 8th grade math teacher and advisement team leader. I am married and have three children (two sons and a daughter). 

My administrator career began as an assistant principal at Washington High School, followed by an interim principal position at Kennedy Middle School, assistant principal at E.L. Connally Elementary, and finally an assistant principal at BEST Academy (6-12). I managed the implementation of STEM practices schoolwide and partnerships such as Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech in Engineering and Science), which contributed to BEST Academy (6-12) becoming Cognia STEM certified. 

I enthusiastically join M. Agnes Jones community with a commitment to collaboration and service, with a belief that all students will be successful with perseverance and a nurturing environment. I invite you to stop by the school and say hello, to bring your innovative ideas and commit to a collective goal for student academic success and personal growth. 

Phone: 404-802-3900

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science - NOVA Southeastern University Master of Science in Reading NOVA Southeastern University Educational Specialist- Lincoln Memorial University Doctorate of Education and Teacher Leadership-Kennesaw State University

Dr. Shelante' Patton - Assistant Principal

Dr.Shelante’ Patton, has worked in Atlanta Public Schools for nine years,Shelante is new to the M. Agnes Jones faculty, but has been in the Washington Cluster before being appointed to the role of Assistant Principal. Prior to her time at TAG Academy, she worked at Dobbs Elementary as the STEM Program Specialist, Technology Teacher, and as a 4th and 5th grade classroom teacher.

Dr. Patton holds Reading, Math, Science, ESOL, and Gifted Endorsements.She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Reading both from Nova Southeastern University. In addition to these degrees, Dr. Patton holds a Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision as well as a Doctoral Degree in Teacher Leadership from Kennesaw State University.

As the Assistant Principal, you will see Shelante providing a strong instructional foundation to ensure that the scholars of M. Agnes Jones are successful. Additionally, her passion for students is what drives the work that she does on a daily basis. Dr. Patton believes in a collaborative relationship with teachers, students, parents, and the community to continually foster the vision of creating critical thinkers that problem solve and engage in the arts. In her spare time , she spends time with her  3 wonderful children and her husband William as well as traveling.

 

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Early Childhood - Howard University M.ED Early Childhood Education (T-5) Georgia State University Endorsments/Certifications: Science ESOL

Ms. Lindsey Rutledge -Assistant Principal

Lindsey R. Rutledge, Early Learning Coach, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard University (Washington, DC) and her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (T-5) from Georgia State University. Along with her degrees, she holds a science endorsement and ESOL certification.

Her teaching career began at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in 2013, and this school has a very special place in her heart. She has had the opportunity to teach 2nd grade (2 years) and was the K-5 STEM teacher for the last three years. She has worked in the capacity of a grade level chair, mentor teacher, STEM specialist, professor at Georgia State University, and YMCA afterschool site director. With her experience in education, she has had the opportunity to nurture and instill inquiry in the minds of her students at many levels, elementary and post-secondary. She is dedicated to not only engaging students in real-world problem/project-based activities, but helping educators and administrators create and implement a curriculum that is tied to their state standards and integrated with technology. Her experience as a teacher, STEM Specialist, and now Instructional Coach has afforded her the opportunities to inspire, educate, and motivate our future leaders, reassuring them that they were born to conquer their dreams and aspirations.

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts degree - Armstrong State University Masters - Cambridge College ED.S in Curriculum & Instruction - Lincoln Memorial

Mrs. Keisha Tyson-Johnson - Instructional Coach

Keisha Tyson-Johnson, Math/Science Coach at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Armstrong State University. She earned her Masters at Cambridge College, and an ED.S in Curriculum & Instruction at Lincoln Memorial  and is currently completing her Instructional Coach add on with Middle Georgia RESA.  Mrs. Tyson-Johnson has taught Pre-K, 3rd,4th & 5th grades. In addition to education Mrs. Tyson-Johnson (TJ) is an active member of the Tau Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and owns her own Event Planning business.  She recently joined Jones elementary from Drew Charter School where she was a 4th grade Science teacher, Grade level Science Committee Chair, A part of the STEAM Cohort, and Head Coach of the Science Olympiad Team. Mrs. TJ’s strengths are Achiever, Focus, Command, Responsibility, and Restorative. She believe that learning should be interactive and engaging. She also believes, a true teacher goes the extra mile to ensure that every child learns!

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education/Special Education - Mercer University M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction in Accomplished Teaching - Columbus State University Certification/Endorsement: Special Education across the General Curriculum Gifted

Glenneisha Jones

Glenneisha Jones began her teaching career began in Rockdale County Public Schools before coming to Atlanta Public Schools in 2019. During her teaching career she has served as a grade level representative for Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS), student and new teacher mentor, a FUNdations model/demonstration teacher for Atlanta Public Schools, and sponsor for Student Council. Ms. Jones’ strengths are Learner, Positivity, Achiever, Includer, and Input. As an educator, one statement that she has always believed to be true is, “If you teach me, I will learn.” She believes that all students have an innate desire to learn because we are all curious in wanting to know the “why.” Her philosophy of teaching is that students are all unique in how they learn and how they express their learning, and that each individual contributes a unique piece of themselves to the learning environment. She believes it is important to provide learners with engaging learning opportunities that incorporate real world challenges and authentic learning experiences. 

Glenneisha Jones earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mercer University (Atlanta, GA) and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching from Columbus State University. Along with her degrees, she holds a gifted endorsement and special education certification.

 

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education - Georgia State University Master’s degree in School Counseling-University West Alabama.

Mrs. Xylana Shannon - Counselor

Xylana Shannon, School Counselor at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, has a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Georgia State University.  She earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University West Alabama.  Ms. Shannon came to M. Agnes Jones from King Middle School where she taught Language Arts and Reading for a total of eight years.  She also served at King Middle School as the RTI/ SST Intervention Specialist for two years.  As a school counselor you can expect her to nurture the academic, social and emotional growth of all students. Through individual, group and classroom counseling, students will develop skills in the areas of self- awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills and social awareness. She provides support to all students, their families and our staff.  She firmly believes that SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is the foundation for academic, career and life-long success.

Mission:  

The mission of the M. Agnes Jones School Counseling Department is to actively collaborate with scholars, parents, staff, community partners, and other stakeholders to coordinate support and advocate for resources, while encouraging a safe and welcoming school culture and climate to support the academic, social, and personal success of each student. 

Vision: 

The vision of the M. Agnes Jones School Counseling Department is to create a safe and nurturing environment where scholars achieve their academic and personal goals, while developing life-long skills that prepare them for college/career readiness and life-long success. 

 “An investment in children pays the best interest”

Phone: 404-802--6406

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Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship Atlanta Technical College Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Administrative Management Clayton State University Master of Business Administration in Public Administration Keller Graduate School of Management

Ms. Lashica Howard

LaShica Howard, School Business Manager at M Agnes Jones Elementary School and the districts first Career Academy named the Atlanta College and Career Academy at Michael S. Maze Campus. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from Clayton State University. She earned her MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management and currently working towards her Doctor of Business Administration at Capella University. In addition to her education Ms. Howard is a proud Alumna of Atlanta Public Schools and has worked as a School Registrar and School Secretary before obtaining her current position. She believes every student deserves the same education opportunities no matter of their economic status.