Title: Principal, Program Manager of Special Education
Company: Santa Clara County Office of Education
Location: Redwood City, California, United States
Brenda G. Jones, principal and program manager of special education at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership as a school administrator.
In preparation for her career, Ms. Jones attended San Francisco State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1972, and subsequently completed her higher education at the University of San Francisco, graduating with a Master of Arts in 1983. She is a certified teacher and school administrator in the State of California, and started her career as a teacher for the Lakeport Unified School District from 1973 to 1982. Ms. Jones continued working for the school district as an assistant principal from 1982 to 1988, and rose to the rank of the director of educational services and special projects, a position she held until 2000. From 2000 to 2003, she was the director of pupil personnel services in the Redwood City School District in California and since her departure, she has worked as a principal and the program manager of special education at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Ms. Jones has maintained affiliation with numerous professional organizations in relation to her areas of expertise, including the Association of California School Administrators. She is the past president of the Association of California School Administrators in 1987, a past matron of the Clear Lake chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1995 and was a deputy grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1999. Ms. Jones also contributed her time as an instructor of English at Mendocino College in Ukiah, California, from 1977 to 1982 and as the co-chairman of the management team for the Santa Clara County Office of Education from 2005 to 2007.
A lifelong educator, Ms. Jones entered her profession because of her experience in fraternal groups. As a teenager, she was a part of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, which gave her the experience of leadership, organization and group cooperation. She knew a career in education would be a natural next step for her. She would advise aspiring professionals in her field to learn as much as they can as early as possible. She also believes it is vital to establish relationships and trust with employees and coworkers. As a testament to her success and experience, Ms. Jones has been featured in the 15th edition of Who’s Who in the West, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women.
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