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Sheldon Jones

Sheldon Jones received his Bachelor of Science from Northeast Louisiana University and Master of Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Jones has been employed as a public school educator by the Richland Parish School Board for 24 years.

During his career, he served as Teacher, Coach, and Principal at Delhi Middle School, Assistant Principal at Rayville Elementary School, and Secondary Curriculum Supervisor at the Richland Parish School Board. Jones was selected Richland Parish Junior High Teacher of the Year in 2004. In 2011, he served as Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University.

Jones has served as Superintendent of Schools since 2011. He served as Chairman of the Regions 6,7 and 8 Superintendent’s Group.. He has been a member of the State Superintendent’s Advisory Council since 2015. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.


Past AASA Louisiana Superintendent of the Year Winners:

2020 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year: Kelli Joseph

2019 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year: Theodis Goree

About the Superintendent of the Year:

As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public  education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.

About the Award:

The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.

State level winners are selected on the following criteria:

  • Leadership for Learning
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Community Involvement

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