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Spotlight: Sandi Jones

November 19, 2010

UT Tyler alumna Sandi Jones was one of 10 recipients nationwide of the Terrel H. Bell Award.

The Terrel H. Bell Award recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in overcoming challenging circumstances.

She serves as principal of Westside Elementary in Jacksonville ISD and was the only recipient in Texas.

Principals nominated for this award are school leaders committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools. They are principals who do whatever it takes to help their students meet high standards; committed to the notion that in educating America’s children, failure is no option.

The award is given by the U. S. Department of Education, together with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Middle Schools Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals in memory of former Secretary of Education, Terrel H. Bell.

Jones holds a master of education in educational administration.

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