Mr. Larry Jones (Superintendent)|
Larry was born in Dayton, Ohio, where his father worked for an office supply firm. At age five they moved to Wapakoneta, Ohio, where, with the exception of a two-year return to the Dayton area, the family lived from then on. Larry graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 1962 and attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He graduated with a BS in Science and a Comprehensive Science teaching certificate in May of 1967.
In September of 1967 Larry went with the US Peace Corps to the Philippines where he taught at Batanes National High School, in the far-North Batanes province, for two years and then chaired a provincial planning organization, aimed at enhancing development opportunities in Batanes, for the next two years.
In 1971 Larry entered the world of international education working as a teacher, counselor and coach at the International School in Manila. From 1973 to 1975 Larry worked as a teacher and Athletic Director at the Lahore American Society School in Lahore, Pakistan. From 1975-79 he taught Middle School science and math, coached, and handled the drama activities in Kabul, Afghanistan. When Afghanistan closed in 1979, Larry returned to graduate school at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, where he earned Master degrees in Curriculum and Supervision and Guidance and Counseling.
In September 1979 Larry married his wife, Jane, and in August of 1980 they moved to the International School of Kuala Lumpur where he served as the K-12 counselor until 1984. Larry and Jane’s two children, Kathleen and Erin, were born in 1981 and 1983, respectively, in Kuala Lumpur. From 1984-86, Larry served as the High School principal at ISKL. During their time in KL, Larry also coached girls’ softball. In 1986 the Joneses moved to Jakarta for “Indonesia I”; Larry was the high school principal at Jakarta International School.
In 1989 the Joneses again moved, this time to Zaire where Larry was the High School principal. After being evacuated from Zaire in September of 1991, with his family back in the United States, Larry moved to Guinea on January 1, 1992, to become the K-8 school director of the International School of Conakry. In the Fall of 1992, after hiring his successor in Conakry, Larry and his family moved to Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire, where he served as Superintendent until June, 2001. Both of the Jones family daughters graduated from the International Community School of Abidjan.
In July of 2001, Larry began Indonesia II as the SIS Superintendent where he has been since.