On Friday, E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg unveiled a portrait of a former principal who now teaches at University of Lynchburg.
Dr. Roger Jones, the dean of the School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, served as the principal of E.C. Glass from 1982 to 1990. Under his leadership, the school made great progress in a variety of fields. For example, the number of Advanced Placement courses increased dramatically, four athletic teams won state championships, and the U.S. Department of Education twice named E.C. Glass a national Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence.
Artist Lisa Richards painted the portrait of Dr. Jones. E.C. Glass held a special assembly in honor of Dr. Jones before unveiling the portrait hanging in the school lobby.
After serving as principal at E.C. Glass, Dr. Jones became an assistant superintendent for Lynchburg City Schools. He has taught at University of Lynchburg since 2003, when he retired from his career in public education.