Emerging Leaders Fellow, 2023
Avondale Meadows Middle School
Emerging Leaders Fellow Ciara Jones will further the impact of Avondale Meadows Middle School (AMMS) by building an afterschool tutoring program, Eagles WIN (What I Need), with targeted practices and a subgroup of students. The program aims to assist with and increase grade-level proficiency.
Ciara Jones currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Avondale Meadows Middle School and has 6 years of experience in education. Before her current role, she started in 2021 as an ELA teacher at AMMS where she increased ELA proficiency by 25.9% in her first year.
Jones won the “Leaders We Need” scholarship in 2023 and the “Teacher of the Year” award in 2017. She was also nominated for “Teacher of the Year” again in 2018. She earned two bachelor of science degrees in Sociology and Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and her master of public administration in law and public policy from Liberty University.