“Ensuring that no child is left behind “A Strategic mentoring program for middle and high school students” is not a quick fix but if used in a thoughtful manner has hope for creating a culture for safe schools, as well as assisting all students to persist to graduation. This strategic mentoring program has a common-sense approach that is backed by many years of practical and day to day activities that work. Through out my career I have heard the term at-risk used often, I now believe we are all at risk depending on each day that we approach, it can be a miracle or a nightmare depending on the many unforeseen encounters that occur daily in our life.”
JD Jones served with the United States Navy and is an honorary Submariner and as a young man taught school in Guatemala, Central American, he holds a Doctorate in Supervision from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He served as Superintendent of schools in two school districts in West Virginia, and was the first Joseph Oxendine distinguished professor in Leadership at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke. After serving on the Doctoral faculties at Marshall and West Virginia University he is now involved as the principal of JD Jones and Associates in Charleston, West Virginia focusing on Organizational Intervention and Renewal.