Leigh Jones was previously the Executive Director for Secondary Curriculum and Instruction in Guilford County Schools before becoming the School Support Officer for Learning Area 11.
Prior to serving as a district leader, she was a high school principal for three years at Dalton L. McMichael High School in Rockingham County Schools and the principal at North Asheboro Middle School for two years in Asheboro City Schools.
During her tenure at McMichael High school, students exceeded expected growth for three years while implementing a 1:1 Google Chromebook mobile learning initiative.
She was recognized as the 2013 Rockingham County Schools Principal of the Year and the 2013 North Carolina Region 5 Principal of the Year.
She holds a master’s degree and a specialist in education degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.