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J. Lynn Jones

J. Lynn Jones (UT '00)


At the time of the Award, J. Lynn Jones was:

Mapleton Elementary School
Mapleton, UT

Biographical Information

Educational Consultant: After 37 years as a teacher, principal, and district office administrator, J. Lynn retired near five years ago from full time educator status. J. Lynn is now an educational consultant, speaker and trainer. He has multiple certifications with VitalSmarts, FranklinCovey, and VisionBound International including Crucial Conversations, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Getting Things Done, The Power of Habit, Master Storytelling, and Education Customer Loyalty. He has spoken at a number of national educator conferences and provided training for many different education institutions across the country. He and his wife Gayleen have four children and fifteen grandchildren and enjoy spending time in the beautiful Utah mountains. 

Additional Information


1980 Brigham Young University, B.S.

Brigham Young University, M.S.

Brigham Young University, Ed. S.


Crucial Conversations, Master Storytelling, The Power of Habit, Master Storytelling, Influencer, Change Anything, Crucial Accountability


Utah Association of Elementary Principals, National Association of Elementary Principals, National Title I Association


Elite Platiunum Presenter - VitalSmarts

2000 Utah National Distinguished Principal