Monica Lyons-Jones

Monica Lyons-Jones

Program Manager at Need

Location:
211 N. 13TH STREET, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Company:
Need
HQ Phone:
(215) 964-9020

General Information

Experience

Freelance Photographer  - Sista Pics Photography

Education

M.Ed  - 

Recent News  

Reading, writing and relevance -- making connections between school and the "real world;" Classroom Partnership -- connecting NID friends with local classes; Monica Lyons-Jones, New Program Manager for NID; NID welcomes three new Board members; NID in the field.
Monica Lyons-Jones New Program Manager for Need in Deed During her interview for the program manager position with Need in Deed a couple months ago, Monica Lyons-Jones revealed that she felt as if she'd been searching for a place like this to work for her entire professional career. And we feel equally fortunate that Monica, her husband and two sons moved back to the area after a two year stint in North Carolina, enabling this "match" to be made. Of course, joining us as she did in May, this Mt. Airy native was immediately swept up in the annual whirlwind of wrapping up this year's projects, preparing for the Shout Out, and taking part in a marathon teacher recruitment process. Some might have been overwhelmed by it all, but Monica took it in stride, saying "I enjoyed getting thrown into the fire. I came in and immediately began my infusion into the organization. There was no slow process, and that worked out well for me." With her Masters degree in early childhood and elementary education, Monica has a passion for connecting students to the world around them, and a desire to do this in "a supportive way rather than through direct instruction. She would like to see service-learning become more of a driving force in education, believing this approach to teaching and learning supports students' multiple intelligences and "allows them to exhibit their strengths and uncover the many similarities that connect us all." For now, Monica's amazed by how many unfamiliar areas of the city she's getting to explore as she interviews candidates for next year's Teacher Network. And we're sure she's going to be an expert on how to get to any school in the district in no time flat!

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Monica Lyons-Jones, M.Ed
Program Manager "Educators have a lofty responsibility. When I reflect on this, Nelson Mandela's words often come to mind: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," Realizing this, I feel NID can help teachers broaden and sharpen the skills they draw on with students in order to use their time together to make a difference in young peoples' lives and, perhaps, their futures." As Program Manager, Monica supports NID-trained Philadelphia public school teachers in the facilitation of our service-learning framework in their classrooms and works with the program staff to deliver other professional development services.

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Reading, writing and relevance -- making connections between school and the "real world;" Classroom Partnership -- connecting NID friends with local classes; Monica Lyons-Jones, New Program Manager for NID; NID welcomes three new Board members; NID in the field.
Monica Lyons-Jones New Program Manager for Need in Deed During her interview for the program manager position with Need in Deed a couple months ago, Monica Lyons-Jones revealed that she felt as if she'd been searching for a place like this to work for her entire professional career. And we feel equally fortunate that Monica, her husband and two sons moved back to the area after a two year stint in North Carolina, enabling this "match" to be made. Of course, joining us as she did in May, this Mt. Airy native was immediately swept up in the annual whirlwind of wrapping up this year's projects, preparing for the Shout Out, and taking part in a marathon teacher recruitment process. Some might have been overwhelmed by it all, but Monica took it in stride, saying "I enjoyed getting thrown into the fire. I came in and immediately began my infusion into the organization. There was no slow process, and that worked out well for me." With her Masters degree in early childhood and elementary education, Monica has a passion for connecting students to the world around them, and a desire to do this in "a supportive way rather than through direct instruction. She would like to see service-learning become more of a driving force in education, believing this approach to teaching and learning supports students' multiple intelligences and "allows them to exhibit their strengths and uncover the many similarities that connect us all." For now, Monica's amazed by how many unfamiliar areas of the city she's getting to explore as she interviews candidates for next year's Teacher Network. And we're sure she's going to be an expert on how to get to any school in the district in no time flat!

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