Sharon Jones

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Category: 
Staff
Program (What area of CES): 
Professional Development
Position: 
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist in Special Education
Email: 
sjones@collaborative.org

Sharon Jones has spent 34 years working in public school districts. She has worked as both a special education and general education teacher; assistant principal; educational diagnostician/consultant; inclusion specialist; and, most recently, in the role of Administrator of Special Education. Sharon also teaches courses on inclusion for the University of Massachusetts. Sharon is widely known for her expertise in helping schools and teachers adopt the structures, dispositions and skills for effective co-teaching. Sharon is passionate about educating others on the benefits of inclusion, the history of disabilities law and advocacy and current best practices in the field of education today. She pioneered the concept of a life of preference and is passionate about helping schools, educators and learners develop their own personalized life of preference.