Mrs. Shelita M. Jones
Mrs. Jones is a New Orleans native who has dedicated her career to educating the students of Jefferson Parish and the metro New Orleans area for over 17 years. Mrs. Jones earned a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Holy Cross, a Masters of Science in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University A&M College at Baton Rouge.
Throughout her career, she has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, school counselor, academic interventionist, high school dean of culture, and elementary, middle, and high school assistant principal before becoming the leader of George Cox Elementary.
Mrs. Jones is committed to continuing many of the long-time traditions of George Cox while increasing student achievement, encouraging stronger parental involvement, and raising the expectations of resilience, responsibility, respect, and college readiness.