Nebo dis­trict ed­u­ca­tor J. Lynn Jones re­tires


Long-time ed­u­ca­tor J. Lynn Jones is re­tir­ing from Nebo School Dis­trict af­ter a to­tal of 37 years as a teacher, prin­ci­pal and dis­trict-level ad­min­is­tra­tor. Dur­ing his ca­reer, Jones has been rec­og­nized as a Na­tional Dis­tin­guished Prin­ci­pal, a Na­tional Milken Ed­u­ca­tor and most re­cently as the Steven J. Ku­kic Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Year. He has served as a mem­ber of the board of di­rec­tors for both United Way of Utah County and Moun­tain­land Head Start. He has also served as pres­i­dent of the Utah As­so­ci­a­tion of El­e­men­tary School Prin­ci­pals.

Among the most en­joy­able as­pects of Jones’s ca­reer has been work­ing with the Nebo Ti­tle VII In­dian Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram. More than 230 Na­tive Amer­i­can stu­dents are served by Nebo’s Ti­tle VII ded­i­cated pro­fes­sion­als and sup­port­ive par­ents. Most re­cently, this group reached a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone when 100 per­cent of their se­nior stu­dents (26) suc­cess­fully grad­u­ated from high school. Jones is look­ing for­ward to to re­tire­ment and plans to spend ad­di­tional time with fam­ily. He will also work as an educational con­sul­tant.

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