Teaching Learning Leading K-12

110: Kip Jones and his Urban Character Education Books

September 10, 2016


Kip “Mr. J” Jones  is a School Counselor at Alcoa Elementary School  in Alcoa, Tennessee.


He has written a series of wonderful books focused on teaching character education. His books are part of a series he calls Urban Character Education, published by Boys Town Press.


The series follows the adventures and interactions of Willie Bohanon and his friends. They are written in rhyme and illustrated and printed as a graphic novel.

Listen for Kip to explain the Biblio-Rhymology concept.

The characters are easy to identify with and his point is clear to anyone as soon as you pick up his books. Each book also has an activity guide as a supplement to support using the book for working with kids.



He currently has three books with a  fourth on the way: The Power of an Attitude of Gratitude, The Power of Bystanders, and The Power of Self-D. Coming soon is a book focused on dealing with peer pressure.

His book series is a winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award.


In addition to his full time counseling work and writing, Kip is also a national speaker, a husband and a father.

He and his family live in Maryville, Tennessee.

Find out more about Kip, Willie & his friends, Urban Character Education, 

and biblio-rhymology






Get in touch with Kip

email:  kjones@alcoaschools.net

phone: 865-560-6490

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