Damian R. Jones


Damian is married to Tasha Jackson-Jones, a Kindergarten teacher. Tasha and Damian are proud parents of Etienne and Lillian. Both Damian and Tasha are excited to embark on a new chapter of their lives and look forward to spending more time with family who are already in the Los Angeles area. Damian loves jazz music, and Tasha is an avid hiker. 

School Experience

  • Hales Franciscan, Chicago, IL, Faculty, English
  • High Jump, Chicago, IL, Executive Director, Program Director
  • Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, IL, Assistant Head of School
  • Edmund Burke School, Washington, D.C., Head of School


  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, BA, Political Science
  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL, MA, Writing
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction

Related Experience

  • Faculty Member, NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring Heads Program
  • Trustee, the Lowell School
  • Board Member, Assoc. of Independent Maryland and DC Schools
  • Board Member, Assoc. of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
  • Previously Trustee at:
    • Congressional School of Virginia
    • Francis W. Parker School
    • The Chicago Waldorf School
    • High Jump
  • Participated in Accreditation Teams for Independent Schools in the Midwest
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.