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Biography: Sandra Jones, SRSD Curriculum Director, SRSD Online, PhD, Educational Consultant

By November 8, 2017 No Comments

Sandra Jones collaborated in the development and delivery of a Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) practice-based professional development online writing course.

Sandra Jones, Ph.D., Educational Consultant, has been a school educator for almost 40 years, serving as a teacher, professional development coordinator, principal, and academic dean. She received a Ph.D. in Special Education and Administration from the University of Arizona, a M.S. in Education of the Deaf, and a B.S. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Dr. Jones served as the Executive Director of the HILL (2001-2010) and President (2010-2015), during which time she and her colleagues assisted reading specialists, literacy coaches, principals, district administrators including assistant superintendents and superintendents to lead school-wide literacy initiatives throughout the nation. She co-authored “Leading Literacy Change: Strategies and Tools for Administrators, Teachers and Coaches” which was published in 2010 by Cambium Learning Sopris West.

Most recently, Dr. Jones has collaborated in the development and delivery of a Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) practice-based professional development online writing course. Dr. Jones has been invited to present at numerous state and national conferences. She served as the Professional Development Coordinator for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Massachusetts Reading First Plan for six years. She was responsible for training the statewide regional Implementation Facilitators, consulted to the Office of Reading and provided statewide professional development to the 120 Reading First school leaders. Dr. Jones was also a member of the Massachusetts Reading Leadership Team and the Statewide Adolescent Task Force. Before co-founding the HILL, Dr. Jones was the Academic Dean at The Carroll School, a nationally recognized school for children with language-based learning disabilities. Dr. Jones received the Partners in Excellence Award for her work at the HILL and the MGH Institute of Health Professions where she was an associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program. Currently, Dr. Jones works nationally as an educational consultant supporting the literacy instruction.