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Todd Jones, Ed.D

It is my pleasure to be joining the Nelson County School Division as the middle school principal! Here at Nelson Middle, home of the Mustangs, students will be engaged in quality instruction in both academics and extracurricular opportunities. We have offerings in athletics, fine arts, career and technology, and much more. We have outstanding students and staff at Nelson Middle and it is my goal to be the best middle school in the state! 

Just a little bit about me...I grew up in Jefferson City,TN and spent my summers and vacation time in Bedford, Virginia, where my extended family now currently resides. I received a Bachelor's from Samford University in Music Education, a Master's from University of North Texas in Music Education, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Policy studies from Tarleton State University.  I have served as a teacher for ten years, a high school assistant principal for ten years, and a building principal for three years at both the middle school and high school levels. 

It is an honor to be a part of the Nelson team and I look forward to supporting students, staff, families, and the community in any way. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything by phone at 434-263-4801 or by email at!

Best Wishes for a Great Year, 

Todd Jones, Principal of Nelson Middle School

Jessica Shifflett, 

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Shifflett earned her B.A. from Longwood University in 2007, her M.A. from The Ohio State University in 2009, and her endorsement in Educational Leadership from Longwood University in 2017. She is dedicated to inspiring, challenging, and guiding students to become committed, engaged citizens of the 21st century, contributing meaningfully to local and global communities for the betterment of themselves and others. Mrs. Shifflett's mission is to provide meaningful learning opportunities in every discipline by fostering strong relationships between students, parents, faculty and staff, and community members. Prior to her appointment as Nelson Middle School Assistant Principal, she was an English teacher and athletic coach at Nelson County High School for 10 years.She is honored to continue serving the division in this new capacity and is proud to be a Nelson Middle School Mustang.

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Nelson Middle School

6925 Thomas Nelson Hwy

Lovingston, VA 22949

(434) 226-6102
Non-discrimination Policy - The Nelson County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Students who have questions or concerns regarding compliance with the School Division's nondiscrimination policies (including protection under IDEA, ADA, Section 504 and Title IX) should contact: Jennifer Mccormick, Director of Special Education and Student Services (Student/Parent) Employees who have questions or concerns regarding compliance with the School Division's nondiscrimination policies (including protection under the Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) Act, ADA, Section 504 and Title IX) should contact: Crystal Choate, Supervisor of Human Relations and Communication (Employee/Applicant) You may also send any questions or concerns to Nelson County School Board Office 84 Courthouse Square P.O. Box 276 Lovingston, VA 22949 ( 434 ) 260-7646
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