My name is James Jones and I’m the new Principal at KMS. For the past year and a half I served as the Principal at Desert Willow Elementary here in Kingman. Prior to that I worked as an administrator, teacher, and coach in Central Utah. The last 8 years in Utah I served as the Principal at Canyon View Jr. High in Huntington, Utah.
As we start a new year and a new semester, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our students and staff members at KMS. A new year always ushers in a sense of renewal – a renewal of purpose and collective commitment to be the best we can be. With this comes the firm resolution to achieve desired results and meet our district wide academic goal of achieving growth for all students.
I am excited by the many new initiatives for our school that are being worked on not only for this year, but, next year and beyond as well. All of which are intended to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. The Cambridge program, NJHS, academic intervention programs, life skills, and new CTE programs will all be implemented as we move forward. These along with the existing programs here at KMS create an exciting future. There is something for everyone.
I want to thank Mr. Burton and the staff here at KMS and the staff at Desert Willow for making my transition smooth and I look forward to working with all KMS Bobcats!
James L. Jones