Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Tom Jones Educator of the Year

The Dalton Education Foundation would like to announce:

Tom Jones

They are now taking applications for THE TOM JONES EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD for the 2018-2019 school year!

This endowed award is named in memory of Mr. Tom Jones, a prominent Dalton businessman who served on the Dalton Board of Education for 26 years and was chairman from 1967 to 1986. The award was started in 1987. Jones, who was co-founder of J&J Industries, Inc., was a native of Dalton and a product of Dalton Public Schools. He is fondly remembered as an avid supporter for Dalton and the school district.

Last year’s winner was Dr. Daphnie Jones, an English Language Learner teacher at City Park Elementary, who has taught a total of 26 years, with 20 of those years being with the Dalton Public Schools.

Anyone may nominate an educator in Dalton Public Schools who has been employed by the district for a minimum of three years.

Deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 29, 2019.