Elizabeth Davis Jones serves as the Literacy Coach for Stonewall Middle School in Manassas, VA. In collaboration with University of Central Florida’s Game and Technology Academy, Ms. Jones is piloting an innovative reading intervention program for 8 th grader students, the first within Prince William County Schools. The reading intervention program focuses on teaching reading strategies through narrative story-based video game design and the writing workshop.
Ms. Jones graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1993. She received her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, and her Reading Specialist Certification from the University of Kentucky in 1997. Presently, she is pursuing further studies in Education and Curriculum at Texas Tech University with a concentration in Language, Diversity and Literacy Studies as a doctoral student.
Ms. Jones has taught at the elementary and middle school level and as a reading specialist at a private AMI Montessori School in Lexington, KY. In her role as literacy coach, Elizabeth works with the teachers to create and implement effective reading instruction at Stonewall Middle School. She also provides professional development for her school and Prince William County. Ms. Jones presented “Motivating Middle School Students with New Literacies” at the 2016 Middle School Conference in Manassas, VA. Her research interests include using new literacies and video games in writing workshops and effective literacy intervention in relation to adolescent learners.