MGT Consulting Group (MGT), a national leader in public sector management consulting and technology services, announced today that Rachel Jones, an accomplished education leader, has joined MGT as senior consultant. Jones brings more than 13 years of experience improving student engagement and success in the education space.
Jones’ most recent role was as Dean of Curricular Affairs at Ultimate Medical Academy in Tampa, Florida where she led a growing team of over 45 senior managers, instructional design specialists, multimedia specialists, technical writers, and contractors. She oversaw curricular operations across new development and refinement for all core, general education, and workforce readiness courses, reaching more over 15,000 adults annually.
In this role she decreased course development time by 75% and transitioned the organization to a project-based model in under two weeks, leading to $180,000 savings. Pervious to her role as Dean, Jones was the Director of Curriculum Operations where she successfully launched Cengage MindTap across 63 online courses within 40 days, resulting in a $3 million savings in textbook costs.
“Rachel is a true multi-dimensional expert with PK12 classroom, higher education innovation, sales, and project management skills. Upon meeting Rachel, I was immediately impressed by her command of our industry and accomplishments. I knew she would be a great asset to our team and an even better treasure to our clients,” says Melanie Hicks, MGT’s Vice President, Education Soltutions Group.
Jones received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, K-6 at Purdue University and followed that with her master’s degree in Reading Education, K-12 with an ESOL endorsement from Stetson University. She has also publication in Education Technology Insights titled “Technology Powers Soft Skills Education for Better Patient Experiences”.
About MGT Consulting
MGT is a national public sector management consulting and technology services firm that delivers diverse consulting services to a wide range of state, local and education clients across the U.S. and abroad. Leveraging a 45-year track record and reputation, our industry subject matter experts partner with thousands of public agencies to provide trusted solutions that improve government performance and help communities thrive.