Dr. Joseph Jones is the Superintendent of Schools in the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District. A graduate of Glasgow High School, Dr. Jones started his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Newark High School. Joe then became an assistant principal at Christiana HS and transitioned to NCCVT as an assistant principal at Howard HS of Technology. He then became the principal at Delcastle Technical HS for seven years. During his tenure at Delcastle, Dr. Jones was named the Delaware Secondary Principal of the Year, and Delcastle Technical High School was the first Delaware high school to receive the state’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Prior to being named Superintendent of NCCVT in 2019, Dr. Jones served as the Director of Assessment and Accountability, overseeing teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Dr. Jones received his doctorate from the University of Delaware in educational leadership and was awarded the outstanding doctoral student award of his class. He is the co-author of four books: Candid and Compassionate Feedback: Transforming Everyday Practice in Schools, Passionate Leadership: Creating a Culture of Success in Every School, Building a Winning Team: The Power of a Magnetic Reputation and the Need to Recruit Top Talent in Every School, and Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture. He is also an adjunct professor at the graduate level for various universities.
Dr. Jones resides with his wife Vicki, who also is an educator, in Newark with their three sons.