Featured Hero: Dr. Stanley Jones



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Dr. Stanley (Stan) Jones

Dr. Stanley B. Jones is Superintendent with Danville Public Schools. Dr. Jones is in his 35th year of service as an educator, including one as

Executive Director of Instruction with Spotsylvania County Public Schools, four as Director of School Safety and Discipline Hearing Officer with Hanover County Public Schools, and seven years as principal of Lee‐Davis High School in Mechanicsville. His experience also includes six years as an assistant principal: three years in Hanover County at Patrick Henry High School; and, three years in Williamsburg‐James City County where he supervised a separate alternative education facility. Dr. Jones began his career in education at Radford University where he received his undergraduate degree in 1984 in Biology and Secondary Education. Upon completing his degree, he worked as an admissions counselor for Radford University while he earned his Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling.

Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Dr. Jones served as Director of Special Student Services with Radford University in the Student Affairs Division. In this role, he oversaw services for students with disabilities, adult students and non‐traditional student populations. Dr. Jones joined Lynchburg College in 1990 where he served as Director of Institutional Change. He has held adjunct teaching positions with Radford University, Lynchburg College, and Old Dominion University.

Dr. Jones earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 2011. He believes that the educational leadership program at Virginia Tech provided excellent preparation for the challenges facing public schools.  He is an outspoken advocate of public schools and believes strongly that there is an abundance of talent among today’s youth that is often overlooked and under-appreciated.

Dr. Jones has served as Superintendent in Danville Public Schools since 2015.




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