Desiree Jones

Tell me about your new position at LSE?

My new position allows me to come into contact with all of the students and that is very exciting to me!  I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for holding the responsibility of educating our youth that I enjoy.

How do you help Fred or Mr. Smith in day-to-day operations?

My job is to help Mr. Fred in the overall administration of LSE like handling student discipline, building concerns, staff evaluations, etc.  What I'm most excited about is playing a greater role in ensuring the academic success of all of the students.

Tell our readers a little bit about your history with the Boonville School District?

I actually moved to Boonville from Fayette in 1979 when I was in the 7th grade at LSE and graduated from BHS in 1985. When Kemper Military School closed down in 2002 where I taught Middle School for 9 years, I was hired by the Boonville School District to teach Special Education at LSE.  After one year I was moved to 6th grade social studies and stayed there for the next 10 years.  This is my first year in administration.

LSE Principal Smith said many new things are going on this year regarding Pirate changes and such, can you add any other smaller changes happening around the school?

One of the changes we want to focus on is to build the home, school and community relationship.  We want LSE to be a place everyone is proud of and believe in.  We want the world to know that our school is great and there are so many great things going on!

What do you like most about your job?

After one and half days, I am so enjoying being able to talk to the students during lunch! They have so much to talk about and I think it's great to watch them develop their social skills with their peers.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

There is nothing better than being around Middle Schoolers!  I love the changes they go through and enjoy those transitioning years.  I learn something new from them every single day.