Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Richard Jones



I grew up in the small town of Houston, MS. After graduating from Houston High School, I attended Millsaps College. My major was Biology, until I took my first Elementary Education course. I fell in love with teaching so much that I changed my major from Biology to Elementary Education. I successfully gradauted from Millsaps College with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi College and a Specialist Degree also from Mississippi College in Educational Leadership. My first job was in Lexington, Mississippi. After six years at this location, I transitioned to Spann Elementary and taught there for an additional six years. Last year was my first year as the 5th grade gifted teacher at Pearl Upper. I am now beginning my 14th  year of teaching at Pearl Public Schools. I have enjoyed this position so much thus far! 

In my spare time, I like to run, exercise, and play my PS4. I have a bit of a sweet tooth for cookies and cakes. I also love hamburgers! I have a 15 month old Yorkie named Mia. 

I look forward to estabshing wholesome and postive relationships with community members, stakeholders, parents, faculty members, and most importantly the students! Thanks for entrusting me with your child's education!