Delicia Jones

Chief Strategy Officer

Delicia Jones is the Chief Strategy Officer at NewSchools. In this role, she partners with the leadership team to define the organization’s strategic direction. She also leads efforts to assess impact, share insights , and spark action in the education field. Previously, Delicia was the Chief of Staff at NewSchools, working closely with leaders to improve the organization’s  overall effectiveness.

Prior to NewSchools, Delicia served as the Chief Strategy and Investments Officer at Good Reason Houston, where she led on strategic planning, learning and evaluation, investment management, district partnerships, and the oversight of finance and operations. Before that, she was a Senior Manager at the Monitor Institute by Deloitte, advising nonprofit and foundation leaders on strategy and growth. Delicia’s commitment to education also saw her supporting YES Prep Public Schools as an Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow, focusing on a long-term talent strategy to identify and nurture future school leaders.

Delicia holds a B.A. in Computational & Applied Mathematics and Managerial Studies from Rice University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She lives in Houston and enjoys traveling, playing with her dog, Darcy (a nod to her favorite book, Pride and Prejudice), exploring her family’s genealogy, and cheering on Houston’s sports teams.