Victoria Franklin Jones is currently in her fourth year of teaching at Hernando High School. She teaches band and General Music classes at both the middle school and the high school while assisting with the color guards and winter guards. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she graduated high school from Harding Academy of Memphis in 2007. She then completed her Associate’s degree in Music Education at Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2009 before transferring to the University of Mississippi where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2012. During her time at Ole Miss, she was a member of the Pride of the South Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, University Band, Oxford Community Band, L-O-U Symphony Orchestra (where she served as the Director’s assistant), Sigma Alpha Iota, and the Water Valley Community Band. Mrs. Jones completed her student teaching requirements at Oxford High School where she worked with the band, orchestra, and Oxford Indoor Percussion. She spent a year at North Pontotoc Attendance Center as an Associate Director of Bands prior to teaching at Hernando.
Mrs. Jones is an active musician. While her primary instrument is oboe, she has performed on various other instruments in organizations such as the Northwest Mississippi Community College percussion ensemble, Jazz Band, and the University of Mississippi Drumline. During her career as an oboist, she has performed in the All-West Tennessee Band, All-West Tennessee Orchestra, All-State Tennessee Band, All-State Tennessee Orchestra, University of Memphis Honor Band, University of Tennessee Honor Band, Overton Honor Band, Mississippi Junior College Honor Band, River City Concert Band, Memphis Area Youth Wind Ensemble, Corinth Symphony Orchestra, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Kudzu Theatre and DeSoto Family Theatre.
Mrs. Jones is married to Mr. Parker Jones of Tupelo, Mississippi. They currently reside in Hernando, Mississippi, with their dog, Maggie. In her free time, Victoria cheers on her Ole Miss Rebels, Memphis Grizzlies, and attends as many Drum Corps International events as possible.