In celebration of Women's History Month, this March we're putting the spotlight on the women leaders of the City of Bentonville. Today we're featuring Dr. Debbie Jones, Superintendent for Bentonville Schools.

Debbie Jones

About Debbie's Role: 

Dr. Jones is a lover of life, people & opportunity driven by a singular goal of excellence. She's served as Bentonville Schools Superintendent since 2016.

What does Women’s History Month mean to you?

Women’s History month is an opportunity to cherish those pivotal females who paved the way for women to thrive. I think of Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Day O’Connor and others who displayed bravery, wisdom, empathy and strength to achieve success, all of which are fundamental characteristics of a fruitful society. This celebration reminds us to express gratitude for the past and to continue the cause for future generations.

What does it mean for you to be a woman leader in your field? 

Like any leader, a female CEO or Superintendent must lead with integrity above all else, but I also recognize my obligation to mentor the underprivileged and underrepresented individuals who long to make a difference as a leader.

From your seat, what makes Bentonville a special city to work and live in?

Bentonville, unlike any other city in which I have lived, has a unique sense of community where all are welcome. Universal opportunities exist in the midst of a small town still defined by its family values. It’s a privilege to work in Bentonville Schools where families are committed to educating their young and supporting our educators along this journey. This is a community that prioritizes excellence, an abundant love for life and giving back.