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Mrs. Lin Wilkins Thornton

Dear Jones Middle School Families and Community, 

I’m so excited and honored to introduce myself to you as Lin Thornton the proud principal of Glenn C. Jones Middle School! I hope this note finds you and your family enjoying the summer and looking forward to the 21-22 school year starting on August 4th.

This move to Jones represents a return “home” since my career started at the middle school level and this is the community in which I live. I have a deep respect for these transition years and the unique opportunities we must work with our students as they develop their confidence and sense of self. I also know how valuable these years are from the perspective of a parent; my husband, Tony, and I have three boys, a 12-year-old 7th grader, a 10-year-old 5th grader, and a 6-year-old 1st grader. 

This community has accomplished so much and I’m honored to accept the torch and 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 will remain the same. 

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and that you are out this summer playing with friends and reading tons of books with your family. It is going to be a fun year learning together. 

In closing, let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2021-2022 school year!

Enjoy the remaining days of summer!


Lin Thornton

Principal, Glenn C. Jones Middle School