Andy Jones, Federal Programs Director for the Cherokee County School system, recently announced his candidacy for the office of Cherokee County Superintendent of Education. He has qualified as a Republican and will appear on the ballot during the March 3rd Primary election.
Mr. Jones is currently in his 20th year as an educator and has spent his entire career in the Cherokee County School system. In addition to his current system-wide position, Mr. Jones worked at Sand Rock School for 17 ½ years as a high school science teacher, elementary counselor, and assistant principal. A three-time selection for Teacher of the Year by his peers, he was a State Semi-finalist and District VI winner for the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program. Mr. Jones has also served as counselor at the Cherokee County Career and Technology Center and in 2018 he was provided the opportunity to work in all Cherokee County schools as the Secondary Curriculum Supervisor. For the past eleven years Mr. Jones has maintained his connection to classroom teaching by serving as an online science teacher for the Alabama State Department of Education’s ACCESS program.
Having earned degrees from Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama, Mr. Jones has Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts degrees in Secondary Education – General Science, Master’s certification in School Counseling and Instructional Leadership, and an Educational Specialist degree in Secondary Education – Chemistry.
A Sand Rock resident, Mr. Jones is married to Sabrina (Anderson) Jones, a 3rd grade teacher at Sand Rock School. Andy and Sabrina have two daughters – Emma, a 10th grader, and Audrey, a 6th grader – who attend Sand Rock School and enjoy participating in TheatreCentre productions. The family attends and are active members of Sand Rock Baptist Church. Mr. Jones currently serves as a trustee for the Cherokee Baptist Association.
Mr. Jones is excited to be seeking public office for the first time, and he looks forward to meeting as many Cherokee County residents as possible during the upcoming campaign. His priority will be to spend time listening to the educational concerns of the public and sharing his vision for the future of Cherokee County Schools.
For more information about Andy Jones, visit his campaign Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/andyjonesforcherokeecountysuperintendent