For Toni Jones, 2012 was her first full year in Falls Church after arriving in July of 2011.
Jones, superintendent of Falls Church City Public Schools, said 2012 was a good year for the school district. Not only was the school board able to get $500,000 from the city for much-needed technology upgrades for the schools, but the district was able to launch a meals program to make sure students had plenty to eat over the summer and weekends during the school year.
“We served more than 2,000 meals over the summer to students who needed them,” Jones said Wednesday. “We had about 20 families take advantage of the boxes of food sent home over the weekends.”
Jones credited public schools staff members for the school district’s performance and growth in the calendar year. Creating innovative ways to teach students, such as holding online classes, were a welcome addition. Jones said she wants to see more innovation in 2013 in the district.
Watch Jones’ in the accompanying video as she discusses her New Year's resolutions.
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