East Millbrook principal Aaron Marcin spoke highly of Jones to ABC11.
- "He is the man that you want to be around"
- "He treats you with kindness and with respect. He puts a smile on your face. He's warm but he also has high expectations."
- "He was by far a staff favorite."
- "Doug is a team person. He is selfless."
- "He has traveled the world, so he brings with him perspectives that are outside of just Wake County or just outside of the United States."