Jerry Dale Jones is a native of West Virgina and is former Superintendent of schools in Roane and Morgan counties in West Viriginia. He served with the United States Navy worldwide and is an honoray submariner. He taught school in Guatamala, Central America. Jerry holds a Doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He held the first Joseph Oxendine Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and is the author of numerous books and articles. His latest book is "A View from the Bleachers, Where the real game is played". His last assignment was on the Graduate Faculty in Leadership at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.