About the author

Mattie Lee Jones, Ph.D., for over 20 years, Dr. Jones has been involved in the education of countless Indianapolis children, including work as a teacher and a school administrator (e.g. principal). Her work as a University Professor has afforded her the opportunity to develop programs involving child development, early childhood education, and teacher preparation. 

Her abundance of experience with children and parents motivated her to pen her first book “Missing Link?”  that documents various parents’ perspectives concerning the education of their children? Her experience training and supporting child care workers and providers motivated her to pen “Disciplining Someone Else’s Children (A guide for Child Care Providers)” which is a fact-based guide to discipline for preschool children.

Her book “NURTURE” derives from the desired to continue to support the social, emotional and cognitive development of children by connecting the social and emotional development of children to learning. Dr. Jones’s book “What Did Your Parent Do to You” reveals true stories that open windows to how childhood experiences influence the journeys people take thru life as well as how they parent.

Dr. Jones earned a K-12 Teacher degree from the University of Indianapolis; a Master’s degree in K-12 Educational Administration from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; and a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Education from Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana. She is an active member of organizations that support the social. emotional and cognitive development of children and serves as a child outcomes consultant.

Experience

Her abundance of experience training and developing child care providers motivated her to write and publish the book “Disciplining Someone Else’s Children” A Guide for Child Care Providers, a researched-based guide to the discipline of preschool children, released June 2015 and available on Amazon.com http://bit.ly/DiscipliningChildren.

Dr. Jones’ second book “What Did Your Parent’s Do To You?” reveals true stories that open windows to how childhood experiences influence the journeys people take through life as well as how they parent.  This journey started with her first book “Missing Link?” documentation of various parents’ perspectives concerning the education of their children. Her latest book release is titled “NURTURE” which connect the Social and emotional needs of children to learning.

Dr. Jones earned a K-12  Education Teacher degree from the University of Indianapolis; a Master’s degree in K-12 Educational Administration from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; and a Ph.D., in the Philosophy of Education from Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana, Specialized Trainings & Several Certifications in Early Childhood Education.

She serves as Vice President on the Indianapolis division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (INAEYC) Executive Board, a member of the Early Childhood Education Advisory Board. Active memberships include; Child Development Associate-Professional Development Specialist (CDA), The Indiana Association for the Education of Young Child (INAEYC), The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).