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Jones-WatsonBoard Trustee - Paula Jones-Watson

"The paramount concern is to stay focused on student learning to ensure that our students upon graduating from high school are prepared for college and the working sector."


Paula Jones-Watson is a native of Jersey City and educated in the Jersey City Public Schools. She is a retired educator from the Jersey City Public Schools after 34 years of service and an adjunct professor for 22 years at Hudson County Community College. During her tenure, Paula has served in various capacities, such as classroom teacher for both grammar and high school, head teacher-of the former Title One program at PS 24, after school program administrator of (Lincoln High School), Special Education Coordinator (Lincoln High School), and District Inclusion Specialist.


Paula began serving the community in the mid 70’s under the mentorship of the late Izetter McDuffy. She has successfully raised money for scholarships through Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, as well as, the Late Rev. Dr. Charles T. Epps Scholarship Banquet, and serves the community with the BITE Organization. She is also a trustee at Zion Baptist Church. 


Paula states, “As a stakeholder of Jersey City, I have a commitment to the Jersey City Public Schools. My experience allows me to utilize my gift of time and willingness to advance the mission of the Jersey City Public Schools.”