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As the nation’s oldest and most renowned historically Black college for women, Spelman College’s fundamental foundation is to educate women and develop educators. From elementary to higher education, Spelman has cultivated education leaders who serve the world. In the introduction of the College’s 100th anniversary book, "Spelman: a centennial celebration 1881-1981," Beverly Guy-Sheftall references a journalist’s “assertion” made during the College’s 50th anniversary: “No history of women’s education in America would be complete without the story of Spelman.”
 

Valerie Camille Jones

Spelman alumna Valerie Camille Jones
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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Valerie Camille Jones

by Angela George | November 30, 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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The Education Department promotes academic excellence in the development and preparation of students to be change agents in the field of education. We desire for our graduates to be innovative teachers, experienced professionals and educational leaders, who have a commitment to the improvement and sustainability of schooling and the development of children and adolescents. We support our students as they become critical thinkers and researchers who improve learning locally, nationally, and globally; and are committed to promoting this through the classroom environment, field-based, and experiential learning opportunities.

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