Ms. Laura Jones » All About Ms. Jones

All About Ms. Jones

My educational career started at Rural Vale when I entered first grade. Kindergarten had not been established at all schools yet, so I did not get to go to kindergarten. I am also a 1986 graduate of Tellico Plains High School. I have always loved school, learning, and opening a box of crayons for the first time (crazy I know).  My mom and dad, Johnny and Mollie Merrell, made sure my three sisters and I grew up knowing the value of family time and had a work ethic.

   I am married to my husband, Robert Jones. We have two sons, Chandler and Jonathan. Chandler is taking college classes geared toward engineering and Jonathan is a sophomore at Tellico Plains High School. We are active members at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

   I have been at Tellico Plains Elementary School for 28 years. During that time, I have taught all grades except kindergarten. I have been our response to intervention teacher for 5 of those years and assistant principal for 15 of those years. This  is my first year as principal at our school. I am honored and excited to continue working with our students and staff at Tellico Plains Elementary School.