History & Facts
Danny R. Jones was born on February 1, 1943, in Lubbock County, Texas. He is the third of five children of Walter and Reba Jones. Danny spent his childhood in Graham Chapel and Post, Texas, where he attended school. In the fourth grade, a teacher named Mrs. Raphelt influenced Mr. Jones to pursue a career in education.
After graduation, he taught for two years in northwest Texas and then moved to New Mexico for a year. He returned to Texas and taught near the Gulf for a year. From there he taught math at La Vega High School in Waco where he was named "Teacher of the Year."
Mr. Jones went back to teaching art in Clarksville and met his wife Lynn. After having their first child, the Joneses were looking for work in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Danny interviewed for a position at Mansfield High School, in the building that is now Brooks Wester Middle School. They moved to Mansfield in 1974.
His children Mike and Kay both graduated from Mansfield schools. Lauren Lyles, a 1987 graduate of Mansfield High School, remembers Danny as not only her favorite teacher, but also the one teacher who was most influential in her life. "He and I shared the same degrees; we both majored in art education and minored in math education," said Lyles. "Danny is the most wonderful man."
Rapport, Respect, Responsibility
The vision of Danny Jones Middle School is to be a high performing school where students are continuously engaged in relevant, rigorous activities that promote learning, citizenship, and a sense of community for all students.
The mission of Danny Jones Middle School is to prepare all students for the future by providing a challenging, relevant education in a safe, culturally conscious environment where support is offered for struggling students and successes are celebrated resulting in a recognized campus.
The common core values of the staff at Danny Jones Middle School are as follows: honesty, caring, excellence, respect, team player, high expectations, responsibility, equal opportunity, humor, listening, problem solving, accountability, open communication, determination, patience, integrity, diligence, generous, committed, family oriented, curious, cooperative, passionate learners.
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