Hello! My name is Stephen Jones, and I am indeed honored to be serving in my fifth year as the Superintendent of Little Falls Community Schools. Our nearly 400 education professionals are here to work creatively and collaboratively with students, families, and our communities to prepare graduates who are Career & College Ready through our award winning 21st Century Education curriculum highlighted by Project REAL, the district’s E-12 1:1 technology initiative. The district, which partners with the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls on a 2-acre organic vegetable garden that produces well over 10,000 pounds of produce for its Food Service program, has recently begun an expansive Internship program for high school juniors and seniors. In addition, Little Falls Community Schools is at the forefront of many educational initiatives centered on Personalized Learning for its students, piloting a number of innovative academic opportunities for students. In the past three years, the district drastically expanded its curriculum in Agriculture, Health Occupations, and Robotics. The district, along with nine other Region 5 school districts, launched its unique staff development initiative titled Alternative Career Pathways, which provides the opportunity for staff members to individualize their own professional development. Thus far through the second year of ACP more than 125 teachers have broadened their Professional Development through projects aimed at impacting classrooms, academics, schools, and communities.
We are proud of our six separate educational facilities in the Little Falls E-12 system: Dr. S.G. Knight Elementary in Randall, Lincoln Elementary, Lindbergh Elementary, Little Falls Community Middle School, Little Falls Community High School, and the Continuing Education Center.
I started my position in Little Falls on July 1, 2012, after working in different positions at various Minnesota school districts: Tracy as Speech/Language Arts Teacher (1998-2003); Maple River as High School Principal (2003-2005); Murray County Central as High School Principal/Superintendent (2005-2009); and Sibley East as Superintendent (2009-2012). My wife Kristin and I have four children: David (age 28); Alex (age 25); Noah (freshman at Arizona State University); and Hannah (10th grade). We live in Little Falls and truly enjoy life in this beautiful Mississippi River town.
If you have any questions, concerns, thoughts, or ideas about the Little Falls Community School District, I ask that you please contact me. I would truly enjoy getting to hear what our district stakeholders have to say about the work we do on behalf of the students and families of our district.
Mr. Stephen Jones
Superintendent of Schools
1001 Fifth Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345