Chestertown Profiles Case Study #21: Kathleen Jones


Kathleen Jones, who last year was awarded Kent County Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012, has had a remarkable success in her chosen field of education since graduating from Washington College in the late 1970s. As a special education specialist with over thirty years experience, her perspective on Kent County Schools spans twenty-five years of observation and direct involvement. Not surprisingly, Kathleen’s passionate commitment and support for public education in Chestertown and Kent County remains her first priority and she discusses the current state of county schools and their future.

Letters to Editor

  1. Stu Cawley says

    Although Kent County has many deeply committed and highly professional teachers, we should all feel extremely fortunate to have one of Kathleen Jones’ caliber and fierce devotion working with and advocating for our children.

  2. Carla Massoni says

    One of the best things about our school system is Kathleen Jones. She is an amazing woman. I second Stu Cawley’s comments.

  3. Tom Clark says

    What a beautiful blend of knowledge and humility. What an inspiration for others who seek this noble profession.

  4. I don’t know Kathleen personally, only by reputation. Her enthusiasm, confidence, professionalism, and love of her calling are contagious. I say “calling” because in her case it’s more appropriate than saying, “love of her job”. I’ve only written to “The Spy” on two other occasions as a result of reading patently wrong comments. It’s obvious that this time my writing is for an entirely different reason.
    I was a resident of Baltimore City/County for over 50 years and was 1/2 of the equation that raised four children there. In addition to my experiences, vis-a-vis their education, our construction company has built and/or renovated over 50 schools in Baltimore City and 10 counties around the state. I mention this because I’ve dealt with “The good, the bad, and the ugly” teachers and school systems. I’d be hard put to remember an individual teacher who so immediately impressed me as did Kathleen. Again, I refer to my experience with other systems because I’d like to clone Nancy Grasmick once and Kathleen 12,000 times and distribute her clones proportionately among all of the school systems in our state.

  5. Guy Beckley says

    Thank you Kathleen!

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