Dr. Joshua A. Jones

Associate Superintendent/High School Principal

Phone: 740-772-7670



I want to welcome everyone back to Zane Trace High School for the 2024-2025 school year! I am honored to serve the staff, students, and community as the principal.  

The staff are pleased to have you here as a student. We will do our best to help you make your experience here as productive and successful as you choose to make it. You will be treated with the utmost level of respect and require that you treat all staff with the same. 

The expectations that are set are very high and they start with my responsibilities as principal.  Our goal is to make sure every student can meet their full potential and be college or career ready after graduating. We want to challenge every student to set high expectations and goals for themselves.  

At Zane Trace, we want to develop strong positive relationships between students, staff, families, and community members.  We need all stakeholders highly involved, so each student can get the most out of their educational experience to become productive and responsible citizens.

Remember to come to school every day with a positive mindset and a goal to achieve.  We expect to have a great year at Zane Trace High School!  


2002-2005  Substitute Teacher- Ross, Clinton, and Highland County Schools

2002-2005  Boys’ Basketball Assistant Coach- Greenfield McClain High School

2005-2008  Multiple Disabilities Teacher- Ross-Pike ESD

2006-2013  Boys’ Basketball Assistant Coach - Zane Trace High School

2008-2011  Intervention Specialist- Zane Trace Elementary School

2011-2017  Intervention Specialist- Zane Trace High School

2013-2015  Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach - Zane Trace High School

2017-2021  Principal- Adena High School

2021-2023  Principal- Adena Elementary School

2023-Present Principal- Zane Trace High School


1998 High School Diploma- Greenfield McClain H.S.

2002 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education- Wilmington College 

2006 Intervention Specialist Licensure- College of Mt. St. Joseph

2007 Master of Science in Education and Allied Professions- University of Dayton

2009 Principal Licensure- University of Dayton

2019 Superintendent Licensure -University of Dayton

2023 Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Organizations - University of Dayton

Building Accomplishments

2021-2022 Adena Elementary School received a PBIS Bronze Recognition Award.

2022-2023 Adena Elementary School received a 4.5 star rating on the Ohio Report Card.