Christa Jones, Director of Workforce Education at Eastfield College has been with the Dallas County Community College District for 15 years, successfully leading a variety of projects, programs and grants. She is currently responsible for managing the Perkins Basic Grant, assist with new program development, coordinate curriculum revisions, coordinate annual advisory council meetings, and assist with a variety of college and district initiatives.
Her professional experience includes new program development, strategic planning, innovative marketing strategies, contract negotiations, and delivering training for a variety of computer technical and soft skills. In her previous role as District Coordinator of Academic Programs, she coordinated Tech Prep/Career Pathways, Field and Study Abroad Programs, and Teacher Education. Mrs. Jones holds several industry certifications including Crucial Conversations trainer, Speed of Trust trainer, Certified Program Planner, ROPES trainer, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor, and Microsoft Office User trainer. Among her numerous recognitions and awards for excellent performance and innovative practices are Innovator of the Year 2007-2008 (DCCCD and League for Innovation) and Employee of the Year (2006-2007 and 2009-2010). She was featured in the 2012 Yearbook of the Center for Digital Education and Converge as one of the Top 50 Technology Innovators in Education. Livebinders.com recognized her as a Knowledge Leader for the creative use of Livebinders in higher education. Mrs. Jones’ curiosity for creative use of technology allows her to manage projects efficiently and maximize resources.
Mrs. Jones presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences on technology, leadership and conflict resolution.
Mrs. Jones graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Texas in Denton with a BAAS in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement in May 2009. In addition, she completed the Mediation Certificate at UNT, two Applied Associate Degrees from Mountain View College in Information Technology, and a Computer Programming Degree from Germany.
Mrs. Jones is and has been involved in many professional and community projects, including Homes of Hope (Costa Rica), e-Tutor for SOLA – School of Leadership Afghanistan, Parent Action Committee at TxCAN, mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Leadership Garland, Leadership Southwest, and numerous councils and advisory committees at Independent School Districts and the Dallas County Community College District.