Posted on 11/08/2022

Gail Jones

Middletown Area School District was saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Gail Jones, fourth grade teacher at Fink Elementary School, on Saturday, November 5, 2022. She had been fighting a courageous battle with an extended illness.

Mrs. Jones joined MASD in 2001 as a 5th grade teacher at Fink. She later served as a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Reid before returning to Fink. Mrs. Jones has directly impacted close to 1,000 students during her career as a student teacher, classroom teacher, and summer school teacher.

Mrs. Jones was not only committed to the classroom but she contributed tremendously to the District, schools, and the community. She was heavily involved in academic committees, but was also involved in many extra-curricular activities that impacted students.

  • Selected as the Middletown Area School District Teacher of the Year, 2014-15 (in conjunction with Shippensburg University)
  • Served as Instructional Technology Support at Reid and Fink
  • Was a Fifth Grade Department Chair
  • Served as an Elementary English/Language Arts Department Chair
  • Was a Title One Summer School Teacher: assisted with coordinating the entire program for many years
  • Assisted as a Mentor Teacher
  • Was a member of ESAP Team (Elementary Student Assistance Team): helped provide assistance for any student who was struggling academically, behaviorally, or emotionally
  • Served as a PATHS Assistant (drug and alcohol prevention for students)
  • Served on various MASD Academic Committees Over the Years: Curriculum Writing, Comprehensive Planning, School Improvement (Title One), Professional Development Committee
  • Provided music for MAHS home athletic events
  • Assisted as ticket taker, clock operator or any other needs for athletic events
  • Served on Fall Festival and Winter Wonderland committees at Fink: helped to plan school-wide events, created learning stations, and ran activities for children
  • Was a member of the Fink Mini-Thon Committee: planned monthly fundraisers and ran activities on the day of Mini-Thon
  • Participated in PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization): attended all meetings and participated in events such as movie nights, math nights, Secret Santa Shop, and book fair
  • Was the School Spirit QUEEN! She was known by all staff, students and parents for her fun outfits and accessories for ALL school spirit days. She always had something new and fun for every theme!

As you can see by the many hats she wore, Mrs. Jones will be greatly missed by Middletown Area School District. Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time of loss. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Gail Jones will be held at Wiedeman Funeral Home on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wiedeman Funeral Home
357 S Harrisburg St
Oberlin, PA  17113

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