When business leader Roy Bibb sat down for lunch with the new leader of the Bibb County School District in Macon, Ga., he wasn’t sure what to expect. After all, Curtis L. Jones Jr. had spent 20 years as an Army officer, topping out at lieutenant colonel, before embarking on a new career in public education.
Editor’s Note: A series of short human interest stories about the newly named National Superintendent of the Year®, Curtis Jones Jr. of Macon, Ga.
Curtis Jones Jr. described his reaction to being named the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year® at the AASA national conference’s 1st General Session. He talked about the message he hoped to share with fellow educators over his year in the national limelight. Jones leads the Bibb County Schools in Macon, Ga.
Superintendents from the third-largest city in Idaho, a county district in central Georgia and two sprawling suburban districts in Indianapolis, Ind., and San Antonio, Texas, are the four finalists for the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year award, which will be announced in on Thursday, Feb. 14.