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Jones Named Top 50 Under 40 Mississippi Business Journal

Kendedrick Jones Oxford, Mississippi (April 7, 2021) — Oxford Intermediate School Assistant Principal, Kendedrick Jones, has been named Top 50 Under 40 Honoree by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Nominated for his work with United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County, Jones is slated as President-Elect for 2022. He has served as the chair of the Education Committee and VP for Community Impact. Since 2017, Jones has also served as a board member of LeapFrog, a literacy program for first- through third-graders in Oxford and Lafayette County schools who need additional reading support. Jones is a musician and serves as a pianist for Philadelphia MB Church where he also helps with youth ministry.

“While I am humbled and honored to be recognized as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40, it’s those I serve that inspire me to continue doing what I can to help others grow and succeed,” said Jones.

Jones began working in the Oxford School District in 2013 as a biology teacher at Oxford High School. As an administrator, he served two years as Assistant Principal at Bramlett Elementary and is currently in his second year at Oxford Intermediate School. Jones has a Master's Degree in Education Leadership from Louisiana State University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Mississippi. The Mississippi Business Journal will honor Jones with a reception on April 29th at The Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Miss.