Sherri Jones is the Director of Development for Rural Arizona Engagement (RAZE) and Rural Arizona Action. Sherri has worked with or on behalf of young children for over 20 years in Arizona.
Having spent over fifteen years in the non-profit organization sector, Sherri brings valuable skills with community engagement, relationship building and networking across Arizona rural, urban and tribal communities. She has been a part of statewide initiatives focused on children birth through school age, supporting continuing education for educators and a variety of concerns impacting Arizona families. Sherri currently works for the State of Arizona, overseeing several federally funded statewide contracts focused on a variety of topics impacting children, professional development for educators and family support resources.
In 2020, Sherri Jones was elected to her first term as a Governing School Board member for the Florence Unified School District (FUSD). Sherri is passionate about ensuring every child has an opportunity to succeed, policies work to close the student achievement gap, and that decisions are made transparently so parents, teachers and the community all have a voice in the decision-making process. Sherri is committed to ensuring that FUSD has a safe, inclusive school environment, proper fiscal management, protection of the arts, and supports for higher education and career skill building that are critical to student education and success. Sherri is involved in several efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion for FUSD and currently is a part of the Arizona Department of Education, African American Advisory Council.
Sherri was born and raised in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey area. She moved to Arizona in 1995, later making San Tan Valley home, in 2004. Sherri has her Bachelor of Science in Family Resources and Human Development, from Arizona State University.