Ms. Jones uses her energetic, post-retirement time to serve as the Executive Director of the Elderly Compassionate Care program, where she bridges the community’s low-income population with funding for education and eventual careers resulting in with workforce improvement and economic stability for the community. Because of her close partnership with CareerSource Brevard (CSB), METCA was awarded a federal grant titled the WIOA Youth/Adult/Dislocated Workers grant. Ms. Jones is currently working with CSB on the America’s Promise IT Grant. Under the METCA umbrella, Ms. Jones implemented the College Prep Soarers program for community high school students, which prepares them for college.
Ms. Jones retired from the United States Army, as a Quartermaster Officer after twenty years of honorable service. Upon retirement, she worked at Eastern Florida State College for fifteen years in several challenging positions. After her departure from Eastern Florida State College, she implemented the Pastors Community Alliance manufacturing training and job assistance program in 2015 as the Program Director. The Pastors
Community Alliance transitioned into the Elderly Compassionate Care program, when the leadership team decided to work passionately to address the high demand for healthcare workers. She works efficiently with her leadership team led by Pastor Nathaniel Harris and Mr. Jerry Phillips of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Teri Jones is currently completing her studies at Capella University, for her PhD in Leadership for Higher Education with a specialization in Enrollment Management. She is also studying at Florida Institute of Technology, in the Masters of Arts Global Strategic Communications Program. She is a graduate of Webster University, where she received her Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership and is the author of her faith-based book titled, “A Love Story”. She has drafted her second book, which is titled “An Ego Story” and plans to publish next summer. Along with her many talents, Ms. Jones is also a twelve-year correspondent of the publication, Ebony News Today. For many years she has contributed articles to county newspaper titled Florida Today.
Ms. Jones’s affiliations and community involvement include: Board Member and Secretary of the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Scholarship housed at the University of Florida; Member of the Space Coast National Congress of Black Women; Member of the Space Coast Chapter 64, Women’s Army Corp; Executive Director of Elderly Compassionate Care program at Macedonia Education Technology and Career Academy; Executive Director, College Prep Soarers at Macedonia Education Technology and Career Academy; Memorial Day & Veteran’s Day Program Director at Macedonia Church; Scholarship Committee Administrator at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; Staff Correspondent for Ebony News Today; and Freelance Correspondent for Florida Today.