• Ira B Jones Administration Team

 Sarah Cain

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Sarah Cain

Welcome to Ira B. Jones - we are a school characterized by a passion to learn with the
world, not just about it. This is my tenth year at Jones and 23nd in public education in
Western North Carolina, as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. I have been
honored as the Asheville City Schools Principal of the Year for 2013, 2015 and 2017. My
commitment to help every child achieve continues to grow, and working with the
students at Jones has strengthened my belief that together we can change the world.
I moved to to Asheville 27 years ago, I received my B.A. in History from the University of
North Carolina at Asheville and later a Masters of School Administration from Western
North Carolina University. I continue to seek opportunities for professional growth and
encourage those around me to do the same. Education is not a finite process but rather a life-long endeavor.


Serving the children and families of Jones is both honor and opportunity – an
opportunity to help create a learning environment where all learners can flourish.

∼Sarah Cain


Mr. Kiffin Queen

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Mr. Kiffin Queen

My name is Kiffin Queen and I am excited to be part of the Jones Elementary School family as the Assistant Principal.  It is quite an honor to be part of a school community filled with enthusiasm about education and a staff dedicated to the success of every student.  I look forward to all of the challenges that come with our mission of providing students with academic, social and emotional growth.
 
I have grown up in Waynesville, which is located in Haywood County.  I graduated with a degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University.  I received my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Montreat College and my School Administration/Principal add on licensure from Western. 
 
I have taught Special Education at the Elementary level in either a resource, inclusion or intensive intervention classroom.  I have also been a Lead teacher at the Elementary level, as well as an Assistant Principal at the Middle School level.  
 
I am looking forward to supporting the students, staff, and community of Jones. I believe in open communication and a strong home to school connection. Please feel free to contact me with any celebrations or concerns you may have. It is exciting to think about all that we will achieve working together.