Dr. Brent Jones

Superintendent Seattle Public Schools

Dr. Brent Jones is dedicated to making sure all students thrive by transforming organizational culture and redesigning PreK-12 systems and supports. With extensive public sector expertise in strategic planning, community engagement, change management, and human resources, Dr. Jones has demonstrated experience creating the right conditions and systems for advancing educational justice.

As the former Seattle Public Schools chief equity, partnerships, and engagement officer he developed the district’s strategy for Eliminating Opportunity Gaps and roadmap for realizing racial equity for students and families. He has served in executive roles with MLK King County, Seattle Public Schools, Kent School District, Seattle Colleges, and Green River College.

As superintendent, Dr. Jones’ vision is to ensure every student experiences:

  • high quality instructional time and intellectually ambitious curriculum;
  • ample opportunities to develop their self-identity;
  • highly favorable and welcoming conditions;
  • exceeding standards and completion of college prep and rigorous courses.

Dr. Jones has deep community roots and is a proud product of Seattle Public Schools and the University of Washington. He has earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys spending time with family, working out, making creative projects, and doing random acts of kindness.


Day 1 Thursday, March 24th

Fireside Chat with Dr. Brent Jones

Conversation between Kingmakers CEO Chris Chatmon and Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, Dr. Brent Jones