Julie Jones

Associate Professor of Education, Program Director for Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Director of Student Teaching

Dr. Julie Jones brings years of experience in both general and special education at elementary, middle, and secondary school levels to the Converse classroom. She is a Google Certified Educator, providing regular training for K-12 educators on technology integration, and she serves as the Executive Editor for the Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina, a South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE) publication.

Dr. Jones earned a BA degree in Special Education from Converse College. She earned a MA degree in Educational Administration and School Leadership from the University of South Carolina. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Clemson University. Dr. Jones frequently speaks at events to help facilitate a smooth transition of the traditional classroom concept to a digital, one-to-one educational experience. She has published articles in the fields of instructional technology, school leadership, and validated instructional practices for students who are at risk. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling professional development book, The Playful Classroom (Wiley- Jossey Bass 2020).

At Converse, Dr. Jones teaches courses in K-6 instructional methods and serves as the Director of the Early Childhood program as well as Director for Student Teaching. In 2021, Dr. Jones received the inaugural Dukes Family Award for Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

If you would like information regarding her presentations and publications, please click here to visit www.juliepjones.com.