Doris Jones has opened the world of storytelling and reading to thousands of children. Drawing from a wide range of classroom and library experiences, she teaches and promotes reading while keeping the audience engaged with her animated, interactive style. From the lively antics of the Ladybug to the "gotcha" ending of a scary story, children discover the fun that stories and reading can bring to their lives.
A member of Pennin' and Grinnin', the Mississippi Poetry Society, and Poets Anonymous, Doris Jones was selected Mississippi Poet of the Year in 2011. She has penned numerous prize-winning poems and uses original fables and skits in her classroom presentations.
Storyteller Doris Jones uses folktales and original stories as springboards to meet curriculum objectives. Caught up in the sound and movement of stories, children are unaware they are learning, but very much aware they are having fun!
Doris Jones specializes in elementary classroom residencies tying drama and storytelling to the language arts curriculum.
"I really liked your acting. You have a very wild imagination."
"Doris, thank you! You were the talk of the afternoon in my classroom! I wish you could have seen how my children chose to spend the afternoon--telling stories to each other. They took turns being the storyteller and being the audience! You had a tremendous impact on my students!"
"Your storytelling made me have a happy imagination."
"I loved it! I could listen forever. I caught myself doing faces along with you."
"Not only does Doris communicate beautifully with the students, she has their full attention during the entire performance. She is a tremendous asset to the arts program."
"She wears enchantment like a glove."