Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Middle Grades Education NCSU 1995 Summa Cum Laude M. Ed. Secondary Social Studies Education NCSU 2005 National Board Certified Teacher 2003-2013 North Carolina Certified Paralegal UNC-CH 2014
Mr. Ronald E. Jones
I was born at a very young age... In a log cabin in Illinois...during a "Dark and Stormy Night"... It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Call me Ishmael... Who is John Galt? (btw, I can't spell)
All seriousness aside, I have been teaching since 1996, graduated Summa Cum Laud from NCSU in 1995, hold a Masters in Social Studies education, was National Board Certified, was a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and have been teaching in IB schools since 1998.
I love what I do. I love unscrewing the tops of skulls and messing with the brains of my students.
I believe that "a person is smart, but people are dumb, panicky and dangerous..." (classic quote from Men in Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkCwFkOZoOY) "Imagine what you will know tomorrow."
I believe that the one (of two) thing(s) that sets humans apart from animals is the creation of art.
I believe that films are the greatest contribution to art that 20th C. humans have made.
I believe that the purpose of Social Studies education is to answer the question "Why do people act the way they do?" Films can help.
I believe that if we can understand where people come from (physically, intellectually and spiritually), we can figure out where we ALL are going.
I believe that to whom much is given, much is required.
I believe that the sounds that squeeky shoes make when someone is walking is NOT part of their attempt to communicate with us.
For the 2018-19 school year I will be teaching:
- Two sections of IB History of the Americas for Juniors, 4th period on both A & B days.
- Two sections of IB History of the Americas for Seniors, 1st & 3rd period B-Days.
- Two sections of Theory of Knowledge (TOK) for Juniors on 1st & 3rd periods A-Day.
BTW, ALL DAILY CLASSWORK, PROJECTS, ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE POSTED ON EACH CLASS' GOOGLE.CLASSROOM. SO PLEASE, KEEP TRACK OF THINGS FROM THERE.
At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.
After completing the online request form, students may pick up a device from the curb at SSS on 3/26.