Jean W. Jones

Jean W. Jones received her B.S. in Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies and English from Louisiana State University. At Louisiana State University, Shreveport, she completed twelve additional graduate hours in public relations, marketing, accounting. Ms. Jones taught seventh grade English and social studies at Istrouma Junior High School in Baton Rouge and Lakeshore Junior High School in Shreveport. Ms. Jones has served as the Education Director of Mothers Against Drugs in Shreveport, as well as the Development Director of the Red River Radio Public Radio Network. Additionally she turned her talents to Providence House, a shelter and educational facility for homeless families, based in Shreveport. Ms. Jones is a founding member of the Union Museum of History and Art Board of Directors, and is currently serving as the Museum’s director. She chaired the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2009 and 2010, and served on the Board of Directors for the Union Arts Council and Keep Union Beautiful. Ms. Jones was the editor and project manager of “I Remember: Life in Union Parish, 1910-1960,” which was a project of the Union Parish Council on Aging through a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Ms. Jones is also a freelance writer for local and statewide publications, such as Louisiana Life and Forum News, and she was a staff writer for the Shreveport Journal, a daily newspaper.