Board of Education
Ruby M. Jones
Ruby M. Jones, District 3
Jones was elected to the Board of Education in 2015 to serve the unexpired term of District 3 representative Dr. Joyce Waddell, who resigned after being elected to the North Carolina Senate. A native of Raleigh, she holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in library science from Winston-Salem State University, a master’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and a doctorate in education administration and curriculum supervision from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds several specialized certifications in education, exceptional children, and gifted and early childhood development. Dr. Jones has spent her entire career in education, including teaching and administrative positions in CMS. She has served as a state reviewer for low-performing schools, was a program specialist, coordinator and assistant principal in Kannapolis City schools, a coordinator in Wake County and an assistant principal in CMS. Dr. Jones has also served on policy and review committees in North Carolina. She is a former adjunct professor at Central Piedmont Community College, and former professor at Montreat and Livingstone colleges and Shaw University. She has two daughters who are CMS graduates and four grandchildren. Her salary for serving on the board is $1,198.53 per month.