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JONES, Anna Miles Head of Charles River School in Dover from 1978 to 1993, died of complications from kidney failure March 22, 2013 in North Branford Connecticut. She was 84 years old. Ms. Jones also served as Interim Head of Belmont Day School from 1998-1999. She served on the Boards of Belmont Day School, the Cambridge School of Weston and the Willow Hill School in Sudbury. Ms. Jones was for many years on the Executive Committee of the Independent School Association of Massachusetts (ISAM), now the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) and served as President of that organization. She was the Chairman for thirteen years of the Elementary School Committee of the National Association of Private School (NAIS). Ms. Jones also headed the Greenacres School of Rockville Maryland from 1973-1978 and served as Interim Head of the Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, New York from 1994-1996. She began her administrative career at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D. C. in 1969 where she also taught 5th and 6th grade. Born in Palo Alto, California at Stanford, her parents, Professors of Psychology Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles, moved to Yale University early in her childhood and she grew up in New Haven. She is a graduate of Smith College, class of 1949. In the years before her work as a school administrator she served for four years as a teacher at Friends Academy, Locust Valley, Long Island and subsequently with her husband in the State Department Foreign Service in Turkey, Nigeria, Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Yemen. She leaves her husband of 63 years, Ellis O. Jones of North Branford, four sons, the Rev. E. Oliver of Andover and Newbury Port, Charles Ellwood of New York, Barnard Ray of San Francisco and Walter R. M. of Marlborough Connecticut, as well as eight grandchildren. The American Friends Service Committee 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 02030 and Charles River School, 6 Old Meadow Road, Dover MA 02030 will gratefully accept contributions in memory of Ms. Jones. Or contributions to any other charity would also be welcome.

Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 14, 2013
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