Tsimollo Jones is a dedicated high school, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher. Her experience includes teaching at high school level in both Lesotho and South Africa. During her last ten years in South Africa, she was a lecturer at Cicira College of Education in the Eastern Cape Province where she taught Communication Skills in English to pre-service teachers (teacher trainees). She holds Missouri certifications in Reading K-12, ESOL K-12, and English 9-12. She was awarded the Pettus Foundation Award of Excellence in the 2008 – 2009 School Year and the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award on November 1, 2009. She also featured in the 10th edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Volume V, 2005-2006. She has presented and co-presented on issues related to English learners at her school professional development workshops and at the Missouri Migrant and English Language Learner (MELL) conferences.
Tsimollo’s passion for working with students and their families has motivated her to continuously seek ways to better herself so she can be effective in meeting the needs of the population she serves. She is currently in the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) program in Leadership in Teaching and Learning at Missouri Baptist University. She has recently graduated from Lindenwood University where she earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Instructional Leadership. Tsimollo holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Communication Arts with emphasis in reading, from Webster University, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), from the University of Transkei (currently known as Walter Sisulu University), and a Secondary Teacher’s Certificate (STC) from the National Teachers Training College (NTTC, also known as Lesotho College of Education).