Get To Know Our Staff: 20 Questions with Bryan Jones

20 Questions is a new blog series where each month we will be interviewing Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff members. This month’s guest is Bryan Jones, the Project Manager for our After-School program at Samuel A. Hull Elementary School.

  1. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
    • You have to take care of your mom and your whole family and of course then go get what I like but remember saving is key.
  2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
    • I am a kind of jack of all trades and learn different aspects of anything. Whether it’s working on a car or building a mechanical plane.
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    • To one of the most beautiful islands in the world, which I haven’t found yet but if its beautiful I’m there.
  4. What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
    • Football.
  5. What is the last book you read?
    • Lord of the Flies.
  6. What chore do you hate doing?
    • Folding clothes.
  7. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
    • Barack Obama, I would like to pick his brain and learn more about his childhood and coming up in the society that he came up in.
  8. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
    • I worked for a company where we would get stacks of blank credit cards and had to stack and count them and then put them back on the shelf. It was weird.
  9. What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school?
    • Keep at it. There is nothing in life that is going to come easy and with failure comes success. Don’t just quit because things are hard just keep trying.
  10. What three traits define you?
    • Hardworking, dependable and eager.
  11. Tell us something that might surprise people about you?
    • I actually played the trumpet in college and that’s how I financed college.
  12. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
    • Push yourself a little bit further. I was a bit lack on certain aspects of schooling and activities and I would tell myself to push myself a lot farther.
  13. What is your favorite food?
    • Steak or prime rib.
  14. What was your favorite subject in school?
    • It just came easy to me because it was universal. 1+1 always equals 2.
  15. What is your favorite sport/team?
    • Football and I was born and raised a Dallas Cowboys fan.
  16. What motivates you?
    • Working with students. Seeing the students take on the knowledge that I gain growing up through the years and seeing the smiles on their faces knowing that I am a key factor in their life.
  17. What show are you’re currently watching?
    • One of my favorites is the Big Bang Theory.
  18. What is one of your pet peeves?
    • Having the ability to try and not trying.
  19. Do you have any secret talents?
    • No secret talents but playing an instrument is one thing I don’t do now.
  20. What is your favorite thing about working at CIS?
    • I enjoy working with my coworkers and managers because there is a sense of family here. That sense of family I instill to my employees and students that I work with. Another favorite thing about working at CIS is coming into contact with students of different cultures and students that remind me of me when I was their age.