Title: Former Director of UniServ
Company: National Education Association of Alaska
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Mark Jones, Former Director of UniServ at the National Education Association of Alaska, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in administration.
With more than 45 years of professional experience, Mr. Jones was the director of the UniServ Program for the National Education Association of Alaska from 2014 to 2018, having been a UniServ Representative since 1991. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was a UniServ Representative with the National Education Association of New York from 1987 to 1991 and a mathematics teacher with Billings Public Schools from 1975 to 1987. Earlier in his career, he was a narcotics detective for the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department from 1972 to 1974.
Mr. Jones began his career with the United States Army, serving as a medic from 1970 to 1972. He then pursued an education with Eastern Montana College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1975. He continued his studies with the University of Buffalo, completing postgraduate coursework, and he has completed postgraduate work in labor relations with Cornell University.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Jones has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is the former president, and a former board member and negotiator for the Billings Education Association, and he has served on the board of directors of the Montana Education Association. He is a member of the ACLU, the Eastern Montana College Teacher Education Project, the Accreditation Reviewer Team of the Montana Office of Public Education, Big Sky Orchard, the Masonic Order, and the Scottish Rite.
Throughout his career, Mr. Jones has been recognized for his contributions. He has received Distinguished Service Awards from the Montana Education Association and the Billings Education Association. He was responsible for getting an unprecedented 15 percent raise for teachers through his work as a negotiator, and he is noted for his push to make education a priority with the organizations he has worked with. He attributes much of his success to his father, who was also president of the Billings Education Association.
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