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Reading specialist , Elementary education educator

Alice Samuels Jones, American elementary education educator, reading specialist. Named Teacher of Year Education Institute, Washington, 1975; recipient Competency Based Curriculum Exemplary award District of Columbia Public Schools, 1979, Plaque District of Columbia Reading Council International Reading Council, Washington, 1990, Grant, District of Columbia Public Schools, 1985.


Jones, Alice Samuels was born on March 20, 1931 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Jerry Meyer and Maggie Lee (Graham) Samuels.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Hampton University, Virginia, 1952. Master of Education in Reading, Boston University, 1958.


Elementary teacher, Carver Elementary School, Richmond, Virginia, 1952-1956;elementary teacher, Charles Houston Elementary School, Alexandria, Virginia, 1956-1958;elementary teacher, Greenleaf Elementary School, Washington, 1958-1960;elementary teacher, Blow Elementary School, Washington, 1961-1965;reading specialist, Reading Clinic, Eaton School, Washington, 1965-1967;reading specialist, Langdon, Plummer, Bacchus, Janney Elementary School, Washington, 1967-1971;reading specialist, Green Elementary School, Washington, 1971-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Writer: Competency Based Curriculum Guide K-12, 1982-1993. Editor Silver Tongues, 1985-1986, Green School News, 1990-1993. Associate editor Ten Talks, 1988-1989.


Docent National Museum American History. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Association Retired Persons, African American Women's Association, International Reading Association, International Communications In Reading (president 1992-1993), District of Columbia Columbia Reading Council (recording secretary 1992-1993), Silver Tongues Club (president), Pi Lambda Theta (president 1984-1985, plaque 1984).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, reading, gardening, traveling.


Married Thomas Roosevelt Jones, Junior, October 29, 1954. Children: Michelle S. Jones, Thomas R. III.

Jerry Meyer Samuels

Maggie Lee (Graham) Samuels

Thomas Roosevelt Jones

Michelle S. Jones

Thomas R. III Jones