Dr. Garry Jones: educational consultant, writer, researcher
Stories of boys and men at school

Welcome to my website.

See my article about men teachers here:


Since April 2013, I am the retired principal of the All Boys Program, a Calgary Board of Education alternative program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am a contract lecturer at University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, in the Bachelor of Education programs. I continue to research the school experiences of boys as students and men as teachers.

was an elementary teacher who started out teaching kindergarten. For 35 years I loved teaching. Behind the school doors I experienced the struggles and joys of living with a group of young learners, their families and their teachers.  My goal is to support teachers, future teachers, principals and parents as we create communities that support learning. My focus is teaching, informed by research. 

      Teacher and principal
    • elementary teacher,
    • principal,
    • consultant for English Language Arts, 2002-2005,
    • staff developer – workshops for teachers,
    • Bachelor of Education and Master of Education from the University of Calgary,
    • My wife and I, both teachers, are blessed with three boys, now young men. They attended public schools.  

Writer (see Publishing)

  • Currently writing: My stories of boys and men at school
  • articles about teaching
  • author of 2 books of short stories about teaching, Crocus Hill Notebook (1991) and Crocus Hill Reunion (1997) (The Althouse Press: London, ON),
  • co-author of Wanda the Littlest Wizard (1979) a children’s musical recording .
Researcher (see Research about boys, and Research about male teachers)
  • Current research: Stories of the school experiences of boys and their parents, in a public school for boys.
  • Research interests: how our stories of gender, and the stories of others about our gender, shape our identities as teachers. Male teachers and their lived experiences in the workplace, as men.  How our stories of the gender of students, shape our teaching of boys and girls. Boys at school, how they experience school. Supporting boys at school.  
  • Ph.D. in Elementary Education from University of Alberta – “A Narrative Inquiry of a Male Elementary Teacher and the Shaping of his Identities” (Jones, 2001). Advisor, Dr. Jean Clandinin. Methodology,  narrative inquiry.
revised April 2016