By Lanz Christian Bañes
A lot of kids have that teacher, that one person who seems to give sense to the world outside the classroom.For Joe Jones, it was John Bowen.
“My goal was to teach U.S. History at Solano Middle (School) in Room 22 and coach the basketball team,” said Jones, inspired by Bowen not only to pursue education, but to teach in his very classroom.
Jones reached that goal more than four decades ago. On March 7, the longtime Vallejo educator will loosen his tie, hang up his suit and retire on his 63rd birthday.