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Mrs. Lin Wilkins Thornton

Dear Jones Middle School Families and Community, 

As a member of this community, I’m honored to serve as the principal of Glenn C. Jones Middle School. As a middle school principal, I recognize the unique opportunity we have to help students develop their confidence and sense of self during these transitional years.  

This community has accomplished so much, and I will continue the work to uphold high standards and to provide students with an unparalleled educational experience. I am committed to exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to effectively communicate with parents and community members. Our vision of becoming a world-class school where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in high school, college, and beyond remains our core business. We will accomplish this through the GCPS Blueprint for the Future by prioritizing four areas: empathy, equity, effectiveness, and excellence. 

At Jones, we will always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes along the way! 


Lin Thornton

Principal, Glenn C. Jones Middle School