Ms Maria Jones is Assistant Principal II in our school and is one of our Special Education Teachers. Ms Jones is very tuned in to the strengths and needs of the children and encourages them to do their best at all times. She uses the children’s strengths and interests in her teaching. For example, it is not unusual to come across Ms Jones and her class mixing and baking cakes, while at the same time the group is learning to estimate, weigh, measure and time – and then the children have the benefit of eating what they bake!
Ms Jones has a strong interest in music and dance and brought the Talent Show to Ballysax, which is now a highlight of the annual school calendar. Together with Ms White, she directs the newly formed school choir, who enjoyed their first public performance recently when they performed with Kilcullen Gospel Choir.