On Monday night, the Okaloosa County School Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation of Rachel Jones as new Assistant Principal at Meigs Middle School.
Jones is a proud product of the Okaloosa County school system having grown up in Destin, Florida. She attended Destin Elementary, Bruner Middle School and Fort Walton Beach High School. #VAKA
- Upon graduation, Jones earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English from the University of Alabama.
Jones has taught all levels of high school English in Alabama, New Mexico and here at Fort Walton Beach High School.
- Most recently at FWBHS, she has served as a teacher on special assignment and the guidance office responsible for all standardized testing, as well as other counseling administrative duties, according to Superintendent Marcus Chambers.
Jones is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian, who was also a product of the Okaloosa County school system, and serves as an active duty pilot.
“I just wanted to thank the school board and Mr. Chambers for the opportunity to work and lead in the best school district in the State of Florida,” said Jones on Monday night. “I know how important our role is in the State of Florida to lead all of these students aince I was a product of the Okaloosa County School District.”
“I’m so lucky to have had so many wonderful mentors and look forward to the opportunity to make them all proud,” she continued. “Thank you so much to my supportive family, including my husband who flew home for 15 hours from a TDY to be here tonight. And to Mrs. Bowell for believing in me enough to make me a part of the team over at Meigs.”
“Meigs is lucky to have Mrs. Jones and her wealth of experiences in many capacities as an educator,” said Principal Melissa Bowell to Get The Coast on Tuesday morning. “Her creativity and can-do attitude will serve Meigs’ students and faculty well!”