Gloria JonesE-mail Gloria
Gloria Jones is the Director of Home Life Services at the Anne Carlsen Center. Gloria currently directs four of the five home areas at the Center. These include Horseshoe Park and the three Cottages.
Gloria began her work experience at the Anne Carlsen Center in 1989 when it was known as the Anne Carlsen School. She started working as a classroom aid with a degree in early childhood education. Gloria immediately fell in love with the philosophy of the Organization as well as the individuals who lived and attended school there. Her ability to work with the students with positive outcomes prompted her to return to college to acquire her degree in Special Education. Gloria’s role in the classroom changed to a special education teacher in 1994. She worked in that capacity through many organizational changes for 12 more years.
In 2006, Gloria began her role as Home Life Services Director. Why, you may ask would a Teacher direct the residential area? In reality, many things that take place in the classroom are also as important in the home area. Things such as consistency, structure, and routine that are so very important for all children are even more important for persons with disabilities. It allows us as an organization to offer a continuum of care across all settings.
Gloria not only keeps busy with work activities, but is also an active part of her community. Gloria serves on the Stutsman County Soil Conservation District Board and Watershed Board as a Supervisor. She also serves on the SCD State Education committee. Gloria is the treasurer for Prairie Reading Council and President Elect for the North Dakota State Reading Association. Gloria stays active with her area church as well as participates in numerous volunteer activities. Gloria’s family has a team, “Cowboys for a Cure” who raises from $5000-$10,000 annually for the Multiple Sclerosis Society to support continued research into someday finding a cure for MS. Gloria and her husband Bryan have four grown children, two son in laws, and 5 grandsons. Gloria’s favorite pastimes include working on the farm and in her gardens. In the winter months she enjoys reading, crocheting and at all times of the year, spending time with her very large family.