GET TO KNOW OUR DISTRICT 4 CANDIDATE!
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." ~Matthew 5:16
JaVonne Jones is a private music educator and anointed electric violinist hailing from the city of Augusta, Georgia. She is a product of the Richmond County School system having attended Charles T. Walker Magnet School and John S. Davidson Fine Arts School.
Upon graduation, Ms. Jones studied the realm of instrumental music; obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education as well as a Master of Secondary Education degree in Music Education. She obtained an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and is currently enrolled in their Doctoral program to obtain an Education Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Teaching.
JaVonne began her tenure as a music educator in Limestone County, Alabama in 2006 where she served as an itinerant music teacher at Ardmore, Elkmont, and East Limestone High Schools. She relocated to Augusta in 2011 beginning her journey as an elementary general music educator at Deer Chase Elementary the following year.
Since her tenure in Richmond County, Ms. Jones has served the district as a district Curriculum Writer, SMART Teacher Mentor, RCSS Lead General Music teacher and Professional Learning Facilitator. She has also served as Summer School Assistant Principal at Morgan Road Middle School.
Within Deer Chase Elementary, she has served her school and school community as a Leadership Team member, School Improvement Team member, Discipline Committee Chairperson, Fine Arts/Specials Team Chairperson, Deer Chase Student Council Chairperson, Founder and Chairperson of the Young Ladies and Gentlemen's Project Mentoring Groups, and an organizer of a host of parental involvement activities.
As a music specialist for 13 years, JaVonne Jones has received numerous homages for her service in the realm of education. She was named the 2014-2015 Deer Chase Elementary Teacher of the year. Out of 55 top teachers in the school system, Ms. Jones was then named the 2015 Richmond County Teacher of the year. In February 2020, she was named a Golden Apple Award Winner which is a top teacher honor awarded to outstanding teachers in the Central Savannah River Area.
In 2015, Ms. Jones became the proud owner of “A String Thing Instrumental Services” and JaVonne Jones Violin Music where she teaches private instrumental and music theory lessons as well as provides instrumental music services for events across the country.
Ms. Jones is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., actively serving with the Augusta Alumnae Chapter here in Richmond County. As a member of this illustrious organization dedicated to Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service; she serves as a chapter musician and a member of the Arts and Letters Committee. She also has served as a guest facilitator for the young ladies in Delta Academy.
JaVonne Jones is committed to the students, parents, and educators of Richmond County. She has a unique skill set that the school board needs. The school board needs an inside view of the current state of our classrooms. The school board needs a listener. The school board needs enthusiasm. The school board needs a conflict resolver and problem solver. The school board needs a critical thinker. The school board needs an individual that will consider all sides and views. The school board needs JaVonne Jones! She encompasses all these characteristics that are vital to reaching the overall vision of the Richmond County School System; which is to prepare our students for beyond the classroom. Not only that, she has outstandingly accomplished so much in her career that can attest to the hard work and commitment she has to the community she resides in. She has a warm, contagious spirit that is full of joy; and her willingness and passion to give and serve melts the hearts of many. She is endowed, anointed, and God appointed to serve District 4 and the entire Richmond County School System.
“When I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”