Name: Mrs. Tsimollo JonesEmail: Tsimollo.Jones@slps.orgRoom Number: 307WSubject(s): English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL 3), Sheltered English Language Arts 1 (Freshman Literature and Composition 150E), and ESOL Read/Write 3 (Achieve 3000 Reading Intervention Program).Building Phone: 314-776-3300Plan Period: 3rd (10:26 a.m.-11:59 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays)7th (10:26: a.m.-11:59 a.m. Tuesday (Thursday - ELA 1 PLC)N.B. The best way to reach me is by e-mail.Teacher MessageWelcome to my webpage! The former South African President, Nelson Mandela, once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I believe my students come to my classroom living in their own “worlds” full of dreams for tomorrow and full of hope to become future doctors, engineers, nurses, and the list goes on. My philosophy is, students can become anything they want to be in life, if they put their mind to it. My classroom, therefore, becomes a place where those dreams are nurtured. My responsibility, as an educator, is to create an environment conducive to learning and teaching to lay a strong foundation for my students' dreams. I hope to achieve that by building healthy student-teacher and parent-teacher relationships and by holding my students responsible for their learning as I daily commit myself to teaching them and igniting their creativity. It is truly through education, as Mr. Mandela said, that even their own “worlds” can change for the better.CertificationsEnglish 9-12 (2008)ESOL K-12 (2008)Special Reading K-12 (2008)AwardsPettus Foundation Award of Excellence2008 – 2009 School YearEmerson Excellence of Teaching Award
November 1, 2009Was awarded a grant in the amount of $14,753.00 by Innovative Technology Education Fund to buy a Promethean Board, laptop cart, and net books for classroom use .November, 2011Other
Featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 10th Edition, Volume V,
2005-2006BiographyMrs. Jones was born and raised in the "Mountain" Kingdom of Lesotho, Southern Africa, where she met her husband of thirty-five (35) years, John W. Jones, who was a peace corp volunteer to Lesotho at the time. They are blessed with two daughters and one son. Things she enjoys doing for fun are cooking, singing, and writing poetry.EducationEducational Specialist (Ed.S)- Lindenwood University.Teaching Experience
I have been working in the St. Louis Public Schools District for 16 years teaching ESOL, sheltered English Language Arts 1 and English Language Arts 2. I have taught at various schools such as Ralph Bunche International Middle School (1 yr), ROOsevelt High School (10yrs), and Gateway STEM High School (5 yrs). Prior to joining the SLPS district, I taught English and History at the high school level for nine years in Lesotho and South Africa. For the next nine and a half years, I taught at Cicira College of Education, in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, as a Communication Skills in English lecturer from 1990 to 1999 when my family and I moved to the United States of America.