Florence M. Jones Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
Ms. Jones has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the field of music education
HOUSTON, TX, July 30, 2018 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Florence M. Jones with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Jones celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A retired elementary and high school teacher of more than 40 years, Ms. Jones most recently taught as a piano teacher at the Windsor Village Liberal Arts Academy in Houston between 1994 and 2005. Dedicating more than three decades as a teacher of the gifted and talented and third and fourth grade teacher who also served as a district teacher trainer at the Houston Independent School District, she began her career as an English and typing teacher at Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, TX, in 1961.
Actively involved in education, Ms. Jones was a shared decision member for the School of Decision Making Team, coordinator of the gifted and talented program at Petersen Elementary School in Houston, participant in piano at the Recital Hartzog Studio and film previewer for the Houston Media Center. She served as a curriculum writer for “Modules to Improve Science Teaching” in 1985, was the author of a science pop-up book in 1980 and contributed several poems to literary journals during her tenure. In 2010, she authored a children’s book, “Poetic Treasures,” which received a Barnes & Noble Award, as well as a second children’s book, “Adam’s Atomic Squirrel.”
Active in her local community as a volunteer with her local worship center, youth camp, alumni association, and other community service organizations, Ms. Jones was known for having co-chaired the Rosa Parks Commission, serving as the founding sponsor for the Martin Luther King Junior National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., in 2006, serving on the USA Olympic Committee in 2009 and for being active with numerous other organizations over the years. A longstanding member of multiple professional organizations, including the National Education Association, the Houston Association of Childhood Education, where she served three years as vice president, the Association for Childhood Education, where she served as a member of the board of directors for 12 years, and the National Storytelling Association, Ms. Jones is also a lifetime member of the Tejas Storytelling Association, the Texas Retired Teachers Association and the International Society of Poets, where she received a Silver Cup Award for Outstanding Poetry Achievement in 2003.
Ms. Jones has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions throughout her career as well. More recently, she was named a 2015 Living Legends Honoree by the Blue Triangle Multi-cultural Association, Inc. She also received an Outstanding Community Service Plaque from the Houston-Harris County Retired Teachers Association in 2011, Humanitarian Trophy in 2005, and an Editor’s Choice Award from the National Library of Poetry in 1995. Named to the International Poetry Hall of Fame, she has been highlighted in more than 50 editions of Who’s Who, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women. Married to her husband Waldo D. Jones since 1965 and the mother of three children, she is a native of Texas who holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University. She also completed postgraduate work at the University of Houston and Rice University and is a certified teacher of elementary education and mathematics. For more information, please visit www.florencemjones.com.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Florence M. Jones has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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