Doris Jones, storyteller, discovered the fun of dramatic expression while reading to her young children, and later channeled this interest into elementary school visits and a position as a children’s librarian. Since the mid ‘90s, she has traveled around the state as a storyteller, promoting literacy in schools, libraries, and museums. Listed for over ten years on both the Mississippi Art Commission’s Artist and Teaching Artist Rosters, she employs a high-energy, interactive style that draws young listeners into her stories. Dedicated to increasing the presence of arts in the schools, she has developed lesson plans and artistic residencies that not only resonate with elementary students and teachers, but also address language arts, social studies, and theater competencies.