Notable Women in Education: Tabia N. Jones

President & CEO / St. Joseph Academy

  • Category: Notable Women in Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 25
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA-Lincoln University
  • Graduate degree/university: MA-Alverno, Doctor of Education Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Tabia N. Jones, president and CEO of St. Joseph Academy in Milwaukee, grew up in a family of educators and has made education her life’s work for the last 25 years.

“I consider myself privileged to work with her,” said Kim Schubring, resource development manager at St. Joseph. “She is an outstanding leader with a wealth of experience in the education sector. She makes the world a better place one child, student and staff member at a time.” 

According to Schubring, Jones sees the whole picture and strives to make an impact at every level of learning. 

“She doesn’t stop at just ensuring educational opportunities are met for those around her, but is herself an avid learner. She continuously seeks educational opportunities that help her continue to grow as an educator and person,” she said.

Jones holds her team accountable in ways that lead to positive educational outcomes for the students and encourages continuing education for all staff, making room in the annual budget for reimbursement of a portion of costs associated with additional learning. 

“Through the COVID-19 pandemic she has led with grace, compassion and resolve to ensure that our organization, staff and students weathered the challenges of the last year and a half,” Schubring said.