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    Name: Dr. Tsimollo Jones
    Email: Tsimollo.Jones@slps.org 
    Room Number: 307W
    Subject(s): English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL 4) and Sheltered English Language Arts II (World Literature and Composition 250E)
    Building Phone: 314-776-3300
    Plan Period: 5th (7:10 a.m.-8:43 a.m. Tuesday (ELA II PLC) and Thursday)
    4th  (12:34 p.m. - 2:07 p.m. Wednesda and Friday) 
    N.B. The best way to reach me is by e-mail.
     
     
     Teacher Message
    Welcome 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. 
     
    Certifications
    English 9-12   (2008)
    ESOL K-12   (2008)
    Special Reading K-12   (2008) 
     
    Awards
    Pettus Foundation Award of Excellence
             2008 – 2009 School Year
    Emerson Excellence of Teaching Award
             November 1, 2009
    Was 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, 2011
    Other
     Featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 10th Edition, Volume V,
    2005-2006
     
    Biography  
    Mrs. Jones was born and raised in the "Mountain" Kingdom of Lesotho, Southern Africa, where she met her husband of thirty-seven (37) 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.
     
    Education
    Doctor of Education (Ed.D)- Missouri Baptist University. 
         
     Teaching Experience

     I have been working in the St. Louis Public Schools District for 18 years teaching ESOL, sheltered  English Language Arts 1 and 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 (7 yrs). Prior to joining the SLPS school 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.