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Valerie Camille Jones

November 2020

Spelman alumna Valerie Camille JonesValerie Camille Jones, Ed.D., C’2000, was recently honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is America’s highest honor in math and science for teachers.

In fall 2015, she also was recognized by Congressman John Lewis at the 114th Congress 1st Session. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Spelman and continued her studies by earning master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics education from Georgia State University and Columbia University, respectively.

Jones is nationally board-certified and also a certified industry Studio Teacher. Jones is respected for her creative approach in making the most difficult subjects accessible and tangible to her students through her effective use of mathematical models as communication tools. She is a champion of promoting math esteem in general. Currently, she teaches at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta.

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