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Employee photo Meet Bryan Jones, the criminal prosecutor turned education accountability watchdog. He is the investigations division manager at the Office of Education Accountability, or OEA. The Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 created the office, charged with monitoring the state’s school districts. It consists of two main branches: research and investigations. As the manager of the latter, Jones oversees three investigators. If a problem is found in a school district, the focus is on resolving it. “We are just trying to get them in compliance with the law,” Jones said. That may include getting school officials trained by the Education Professional Standards Board or Kentucky Department of Education. It’s a more nuanced approach than what was required of Bryan when he was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Daviess County and Assistant Attorney General in Kentucky. Outside of work, Jones likes to travel and read. He was recently reading “Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film,” written by the granddaughter of Abraham Zapruder. He had just finished “A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for the Vietnam War Memorial” by James Reston Jr. Jones also enjoys jogging, but he said, with self-deprecating humor, that at his age it’s more like “plodding.”