Pamela Jones Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) welcomes Pamela Jones, Ph.D., assistant superintendent for elementary education, equity, and inclusion. In this role, Dr. Jones oversees the curriculum, instructional services, and evaluation for 13 elementary schools, including the learning consultant and early literacy programs. She also provides instructional leadership for the faculty, and directs the district’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

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Pamela Jones Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join such an amazing leadership team and to play a part in the continued growth in one of the highest achieving school districts in the state,” said Jones. “In my first month on the job, I have met countless administrators, teachers, and staff members who truly embody ‘pride in excellence.’ It is exciting to be a part of such an innovative and collaborative district.”

Dr. Jones joins RCS with 18 years of administrative experience at Chippewa Valley Schools. In her previous role as director of curriculum and assessment, she was responsible for creating a balanced assessment program and provided extensive professional development and support for teachers and administrators when using assessment data to drive instruction. Additionally, she served as the chairperson of the district Multi-tiered System of Support committee to implement instructional modifications and services that improve outcomes for all students. Under her leadership, the district created and executed coherent levels of intervention services, consistent progress monitoring, and parent communication pieces to ensure all students could learn at high levels.

Prior to becoming the director of curriculum and assessment, Dr. Jones was an elementary principal for 13 years and a middle-school science teacher for 13 years. She also worked as a national professional development presenter for 10 years, while teaching. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Oakland University, a curriculum specialist certificate from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, an education specialist degree in educational leadership and administration from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in science education from Wayne State, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Aquinas College.

“Dr. Jones is a highly-qualified educator and administrator who brings a great deal of experience to Rochester Community Schools. We are pleased to welcome her to the team,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.

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