Meet a New Teacher

Corey Jones, Fourth-Grade Teaching Fellow

Corey Jones – Meet a New Teacher

Q: Describe yourself in three words.

A: Honest. Ambitious. Realistic.

Q: What inspired you to teach?

A: I grew up a single child and had many friends that I saw as brothers. I was seen as my "brothers' keeper," and I guess that love for younger people flourished.

Q: Why Trinity?

A: I first found out about Trinity through my good friend and mentor, Bill Earley. Once I was introduced to the school, and the message Trinity leads by, I quickly fell in love with the vision the staff here is trying to bring to our little educators.  

Q: What are you most looking forward to for the next school year?

A: Having a safe and complete school year full of learning and growth.

Q: What do you feel is the biggest challenge young children face today?

A: The negative ideologies passed down through the generations. 

Q: How do you motivate your students?

A: I try to motivate my students by bringing high, positive energy; giving them a feeling of safety; and listening to their needs from day to day.

Q: What motivates you?

A: The idea that I can be better than and outshine the expectations set before me.

Q: What do you love doing in your spare time?

A: I love to play rugby in my spare time. I played professionally for eight years in 23 different countries and continue to reach my dream of being an Olympian in rugby 7s.

Q: What current pop culture trend baffles you?

A: High-end hazmat suits.

Q: What is the last book you read?

A: Legacy by James Kerr.

Q: What would be the soundtrack to your classroom?

A: "Can't Stop the Feeling" from Trolls.

Q: What is your favorite Austin landmark?

A: Zilker Park featuring the rope swing.