David Jones has been a public school teacher in New York State since 1991. He holds permanent teaching certifications for French 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, and Elementary (N-6). He taught French for thirteen years, then switched to teaching social studies in 2004. His teaching experience also includes German I, high school level linguistics, elementary grade level academic assistance, and a variety of computer courses.
David took his B.A. in French Language and Literature from the State University of New York at Potsdam and he holds an M.A. in Educational Studies from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. In 1989, he attended the Centre de linguistique appliquée de Besançon, France where he studied linguistics. David is fluent in French and conversationally proficient in German.
Since the early 1990s David has had an interest in computers and computer programming. He is a certified computer network technician (CompTIA Network+ Certified). He served as Technology Coordinator at Crown Point Central School in the late 1990s and at Schroon Lake Central School in the early 2000s. He has taught junior high school technology, Robotics with Legos at Adirondack Community College Summer Enrichment and at SLCS in 2014-15, and college level computer courses through North Country Community College. He has experience teaching computer skills to upper elementary grades and staff development workshops in IT. David's software writing projects have included the learning management system at JonesHistory.net and statistical analysis tools for student test data.
David is active in traditional music. He plays uilleann bagpipes and fiddle with the Grafton Street Trio and other traditional music groups in his area for concerts and dances. He played highland Scottish bagpipes with the Adirondack Pipes and Drums for a decade and from 2012-2015 he served on the board of directors of the DanceFlurry Organization, a non-profit supporting traditional music and dance in the NY Capital District.
JonesHistory.net is a web site supporting the curriculum and instruction in the social studies classes of David Jones at Schroon Lake Central School in Schroon Lake, New York, USA. David Jones © 2004-2017. All rights reserved except as noted on creative commons licensed work.