"I aim to dispel the fear commonly associated with math and use fun engagement to help develop analytical thinking abilities! ~ Dr. Valerie Camille Jones

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), Mathematics Education, May 2011                                    
Dissertation: The Effect of Computer Gaming on Student Motivation and Basic Multiplication Fluency
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2395731

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Masters of Arts (M.A.),
Mathematics Education, May 2003

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Bachelors of Science (B.S.)
, Mathematics, May 2000

 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Ron Clark Academy (Middle School Level)
Atlanta Private School,
Atlanta, GA
Mathematics Specialist, Courses: Advanced Math Concepts, PreAlgebra, Algebra 1 & Geometry
August 2011 – present

Sierra Nevada College (College Level)
Adjunct Online Instructor,
Nationwide
Adjunct Faculty, Courses: The RCA Way, Sustainable Community, Rigor, & Curriculum Implementation
May 2013 – August 2014

Tutor.com: My Live PD (Nationwide)
Online Teacher Professional Development,
Nationwide
Mathematics Coach, Algebra Tutorial/ Lesson Planning (monthly training on common core alignment)
October 2011 – June 2013

Argosy University Online (College Level)
College of Undergraduate Studies,
Nationwide
Mathematics Faculty, Courses: Quantitative Literacy & Mathematics Review
August 2010 – December 2011

Atlanta Public School System (High School Level)
Carver School of Performing Arts, Alonzo A Crim, South Atlanta,
Atlanta, GA
Lead Teacher, Mathematics Department Chair
August 2000 – May 2007

 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
National Science Foundation

National Selection Committee (NSC)

2016 PAEMST Review Panel

July 2016

 

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Scoring

Constructed Response Scoring Professional
April 2015 – June 2016

Teach for America (TFA)
Summer
Institute Tulsa, OK
Secondary Math Lab Classroom Lead Teacher, 2013 Tulsa Institute
April 2013 – July 2013

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Accreditation and School Improvement
AdvanceED Georgia

SACS Council Review team member
February 2013
 
Pearson
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Adolescent and Young Adulthood Mathematics Scorer
June 2012 and June 2008

Institute for Student Achievement (ISA)
Teachers College Columbia University,
New York, NY
Mathematics Research Assistant/ Trainer
May 2008 – June 2011

Say Yes to Education (SYTE) (Elementary Level)
Public School 83/ Public School 180,
New York, NY
Academic Specialist/ Coordinator
July 2009 – March 2010

Say Yes to Education (SYTE)
Teachers College Columbia University,
New York, NY
Mathematics Specialist
September 2007 – June 2009


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
National Center for Restructuring Education (NCREST)
Teachers College Columbia University,
New York, NY
Graduate Research Assistant, ELA & Mathematics
August 2008 – July 2011

Department of Mathematics, Science, & Technology (MST)
Teachers College Columbia University,
New York, NY
Doctoral Research Student, Mathematics
January 2010 – May 2011

College of Education
Georgia State University,
Atlanta, GA
Graduate Research Fellow, Educational Leadership
June 2005 – May 2006


CERTIFICATIONS
Clear Renewable Mathematics 6 – 12 (429176), Georgia State
Intermediate Mathematics 6 -12 (415814), Oklahoma State
Clear Single Subject Math PreK– 12; Clear Multiple Subject General PreK – 12, California State
Initial Certificate Mathematics 7 – 12; Initial Certificate Mathematics 5 – 9, New York State
Instructional Supervision (FLD901), Educational Leadership (P-12)[FLD704], Georgia State
Gifted In-Field (FLD743), Georgia State

National Board Adolescent Young Adult in Mathematics (AYA) (01109261), August 2005 – 2015

Studio Teacher Certification (123847), State of California Certified

ClassFlow Ambassador, endorsement
 


FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, & AWARDS

Semi-finalist, Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University, 2018

Super Star, Science Super Heroes Award, Science Channel, May 2017

Honoree, Salute to Women of Achievement, YWCA of Greater Atlanta, 2017

Top 40 Under 40, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2016

Highlighted Feature, Mental Floss Magazine, September 2016 issue

Coach, National Break the Stage Step Team Champions, 2016

Math Coach, National MATHCOUNTS Video Challenge Winners, 2016

Honored Guest, 2016 White House Science Fair, MATHCOUNTS

Georgia State Winner, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching, 2015

Coach, National Break the Stage Step Team Champions, 2015
Math Coach, National MATHCOUNTS Video Challenge Winners, 2015
Highlighted Feature, South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, April 2015 issue
Honored Guest, 2015 White House Science Fair, MATHCOUNTS
Coach, National Break the Stage Step Team Champions, 2014
Math Coach, National MATHCOUNTS Video Challenge Winners, 2014
Georgia State Finalist, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching, 2013
Scholarship, Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, Teachers College Columbia University, 2007 – 2008
Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Public Schools, Carver School of Performing Arts, 2006 – 2007
Teacher of the Year, Carver School of Performing Arts (SOTA), Atlanta, GA 2005 – 2006
Finalist, Michael Family Award, Atlanta Public School System, 2006
Award Recipient, Aspiring Leadership Fellowship, Georgia State University, 2005 - 2006
Semi-Finalist, Disney Hand Award, student selected, 2005

 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM)

National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)

Spelman Alumna Association

Columbia University Alumni

Ron Clark Academy (RCA)
The Studio Teacher Union

Black Ivy League

MATHCOUNTS

YMCA

 


PRESENTATIONS
Jones, V (2014, August – present) How to Make Your Classflow. Presented weekly to 100 educators at The

            RCA Experience Professional Development workshop at The Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta,

            Georgia

Jones, V. (2012, August – present) Flipped Classrooms.  Presented weekly to 100 educators at The RCA   

            Experience Professional Development workshop at The Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta,Georgia
 

Jones, V. (2016, June) Class Flow, Presented modeled instruction at the International Society for  

            Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

 

Jones, V. (2016, March) Class Flow, Presented modeled instruction at the National Association of

            Independent Schools (NAIS) Conference in San Franciso, California

 

Jones, V. (2014, June) Class Flow, Presented modeled instruction at the International Society for  

            Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

 

Jones, V. (2014, April) $urvivor Math: Out-spend, Out-balance, Out-Bargin. Gallery Workshop presenter at

            the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference. Co-speaker with Adam

            Dovico
 
Jones, V. (2014, Jan) Class Flow, Presented modeled instruction at the BETT International Technology

            Conference in London, England

Jones, V. (2012, Feb - June) Ten Top Websites No Teacher Should Be Without.  Presented at the National

            Teacher Conference at the Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta, Georgia
 

Jones, V. (2010, Sep) Mathematics Data Analysis Systems. Presented at the biannual meeting of the

            Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) East Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 

Jones, V. (2009, Sep) Mathematics Data Analysis Systems. Presented at the biannual meeting of the

            Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) Atlanta Public School High School Mathematics. Atlanta,

            Georgia


Jones, V. (2009, Aug). Scoring Your Mathematics Assessments and Using the Online Assessment Reporting

            System. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) East

            Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jones, V. (2009, June). Elementary “New Mathematics” through Everyday Mathematics.  Presented at the

            summer session New York chapter meeting of Say Yes to Education (SYTE). Teachers College

            Columbia University, New York, New York

 

Jones, V. (2008, June). Pathways to Numeracy. Presented at the summer session New York chapter

            meeting of Say Yes to Education (SYTE).  Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY


INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Jones, V. (2015, Jan & March). Create Lesson Plans Based on Student Interest and Learning Styles.

            Presented at The SAE School in  Mableton, Georgia with Evonna Bruner of  Bruner Educational

            Consulting, LLC

 

Jones, V. (2012, Jan) Math and Magic. Presented to 55 students at Parkside Elementary school. Cool Girls,

            Inc. Atlanta Georgia

Jones, V. (2011, May) Geometry: Conditional Statements. Presented to faculty and students at the Ron

            Clark Academy. Atlanta, Georgia

Jones, V. (2011, April). The Effects of Computer Gaming on Student Motivation and Basic Multiplication

            Fluency.  Presented to the Mathematics Department GA Faculty at Spelman College. Atlanta,

            Georgia
 
Jones, V. (2011. April). Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics Education. Presented to the Department of

            Education Faculty at Kennesaw State University.  Atlanta, Georgia

Jones, V. (2011, Jan). Functions, Graphs, and More. Presented to 120 middle school students at TEP: The

            Equity Project Charter School. New York, New York

Jones, V. (2009, Feb). Mathematical Inquiry – Based Learning. Presented at the Mathematical Spring

            Institute for the Institute for Student Learning (ISA). Atlanta, Georgia

Jones, V (2008, Jan - June). Family Mathematics Night. Facilitated monthly at four different New York

            public schools PS57, PS83, PS180, PS182 through Say Yes to Education (SYTE). Teachers College             Columbia University, New York, New York