Mr. Jones joins us from EGUSD English Learner Services office. Please read on to learn more about Mr. Jones in his own words:

Hello, everyone!

My name is Will Jones and it is a pleasure to introduce myself to you as the new Vice Principal of Robert McGarvey Elementary School. I am delighted to join this community and I wanted to take a little time to share some information about myself.

I have been with the Elk Grove Unified School District since 2015. During my first year I served as a high school Vice Principal before transitioning to the district office as a TK-12 English Learner Program Specialist. During that time I have had the good fortune to work closely with, and learn from, some of the best and brightest minds around the county, state, and the nation regarding research-based best practices for literacy, language acquisition, and multilingual programming. I have a deep appreciation for cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as the power of early and effective instruction around reading and language instruction.

Prior to my time in Elk Grove, I spent 12 years as a teacher in Sacramento City Unified School District. I was also the Lead Teacher of a Visual and Performance Academy, and a high school Vice Principal. It was there that I learned the power of social emotional learning and restorative practices.

On a personal level, I am first and foremost a father and a husband. My wife is truly my better half. My 3 children attend EGUSD schools and are the reason that I moved from my prior school district. I wanted to work for the district that educates my children. I value that I bring to my work the dual perspectives of being both an educator AND a parent.

The principles and values of McGarvey fit well with my own values. I absolutely agree that we need to know our why for doing all things, and that it is wise to ground ourselves and our decisions in those whys. I respect the symbolism of the school colors – a focus on wisdom and inspiration, kindness and love. And the griffin, a symbol of pride and intelligence and was often the mythical protector of great treasures, resonates with me. As griffins, we protect a school’s greatest treasures – kids and learning.

I am excited to join the McGarvey team and support our site’s vision and mission for student success. I look forward to getting to know you and your student(s). I am open to any and all comments, questions, and or suggestions that can help me be the best support that I can be for our kids and our community. Go Griffins! I am happy to be part of this team. Please feel free to reach me at whjones@egusd.net.

Will Jones

Vice Principal
Robert McGarvey Elementary School