“Dr. Jones is a phenomenal educator who has had a significant impact on both her students and fellow educators,” Bearden said in an email.
Jones is one of three teachers recognized in May by the Science Channel. The honorees, who are highlighted on-air and across Science Channel social platforms, will work with representatives to mentor and foster science-minded youth in their community.
Atlanta resident Valerie Camille Jones, of Ron Clark Academy, sometimes dresses a Poke Ball.
Jones has also won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and recognition by Congressman John Lewis. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Spelman College, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Georgia State University and Columbia University, respectively.
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Founder Ron Clark posted a video on his Facebook page of the students doing the Milly Rock.