Long-time educator J. Lynn Jones is retiring from Nebo School District after a total of 37 years as a teacher, principal and district-level administrator. During his career, Jones has been recognized as a National Distinguished Principal, a National Milken Educator and most recently as the Steven J. Kukic Special Education Administrator of the Year. He has served as a member of the board of directors for both United Way of Utah County and Mountainland Head Start. He has also served as president of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals.
Among the most enjoyable aspects of Jones’s career has been working with the Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program. More than 230 Native American students are served by Nebo’s Title VII dedicated professionals and supportive parents. Most recently, this group reached a significant milestone when 100 percent of their senior students (26) successfully graduated from high school. Jones is looking forward to to retirement and plans to spend additional time with family. He will also work as an educational consultant.