"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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With the soul of a gamer, the  wide-eyed curiosity of an explorer, and the fervor of a mad scientist, DJ Math is on a journey to "dispel the fear commonly associated with math" and replace it with #MathEsteem.
 
Don't miss one moment - keep up with the latest news on where and how Dr. J is fighting math anxiety here!

8/1/17

Teaching method wins Ron Clark Academy math instructor, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, hero status.  Put simply, Valerie Camille Jones will do just about anything to get her students’ brains clicking, and there is as trophy case in the corner of her classroom at the Ron Clark Academy to prove it.

5/4/17

Science Super Heroes, launched by Science Channel in October 2016, is committed to igniting passion for science and encouraging the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and game changers. Science Channel crowns individuals each month who have used science to make a difference in their community. 

​Dr. Valerie Camille Jones is recognized as the May 2017 Science Super Hero Honoree.

5/4/16

Education Post, lauded for their mission to have real conversations about the changes needed in education, sits down to talk with Dr. Valerie Camille Jones about making math fun in the classroom, the stigma surrounding mathematics, and the impact of films like Hidden Figures.

6/9/17

Spelman College's official Facebook page highlights alumna, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, Ed.D., Class of 2000.   She is a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science.

5/1/17

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers.

​Dr. Valerie Camille Jones is highlighted here as a 2018 Semi-Finalist. 

4/15/17

Each year, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta celebrates dynamic women leaders throughout Georgia whose professional and civic lives embody their mission to eliminate racism and empower women.  

6/1/17

The 2017 World Science Festival took place in New York City Tuesday, May 30 - Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Dr. Jones was featured in the "Cool Jobs" panel on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

To see the entire presentation, click here.

6/9/16

UrbanGeekz.com, the groundbreaking online news site geared toward African America, Latino, and multicultural audiences highlights Atlanta area teacher Dr. Jones for her innovative STEM curriculum as well as her unique approach to spreading #MathEsteem. 

3/30/17

Technology in the classroom is critical.  The New York Times highlights Business Wire's review of Classflow including Dr. Jones' feedback on how the technology has enhanced her students' classroom experience.

4/25/16

Recent recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, reflects on Teach For America's dedication to the next generation of math teachers.

Feb. 2016

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones was noticed for her flipped classroom teaching model and incorporation of performing arts, real-world connections, and video games into lessons.  Her work was widely noticed and received the Nations Highest Honor for Teachers in Math and Science.

2016

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones Developed a Free Tool to Keep a Finger on the Pulse of Student Learning.  Dr. Jones is a big supporter of advances in educational technology, aware that it can make a significant difference. 

10/21/15

Teachers College MST alumna, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones receives the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching - the nations highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science.

10/15/15

Award-winning middle school math teacher, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones encourages teachers to find innovative ways to engage students.

9/28/15

IN RECOGNITION OF DR. VALERIE CAMILLE JONES by Hon.JOHN LEWIS of Georgia in the House of Representatives.

3/19/15

Featured article in South Fulton Lifestyle magazine written about the passionate and innovative teacher, Valerie Camille Jones.  Outlining her many creative methods used inspire her students to excel beyond that which they ever thought possible.

7/27/17

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones wrote an Original Back-to-School Song for an Old Navy Campaign. Dr. Jones, a middle school math teacher at Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta and fashionista is passionate about ending math anxiety by building what she calls "math esteem." Her song blends a love of fashion and numbers to teach real-world math problems using outfit combinations.

3/14/17

7/21/17

Atlanta teacher, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, turns rock star with a music video on back-to-school fashion. Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, a middle school math teacher at Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy, is the star of her own music video. Her original song, A Fashion Computation, describes all the different ways you can create an outfit with two shirts, three skirts and two pairs of shoes by using simple math.

5/17/16

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones takes her 8th grade team from the Ron Clark Academy, an independent middle school in Atlanta that serves low-income students, to the finals. The students illustrated a complicated multi step problem entirely through rap. None had ever been involved in a math competition before.

Old Navy took notice of Dr. Valerie Camille Jones and asked her to partner with them for their 'Back to School' campaign. They share their admiration with many, who applaud Dr. Jones approach to teaching and value her aesthetic. Teachers from all over the world come to observe and learn from Dr. Jones and bring her methods back to their classroom.

8/27/17

 

Behind every successful person, there is an individual or group of people that had an impact on that person’s path. Award-winning math teacher, Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, is featured amongst other notable African American Atlanta visionaries inspiring change in the local community and beyond.

5/20/16

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, holds summer math sessions that occured for two weeks per month during June, July, and August of 2016. All one-on-one tutorial sessions took place at Barnes and Noble on Moreland Ave in the Edgewood Shopping Plaza.

8/9/2017

2017

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, who frequently dressed as a Poké Ball and teaching in a classroom that looks like it’s straight from the set of Willie Wonka, was honored with the Science Super Heroes ‘Super Stars’ recognized in May by Science Channel.

Oct. 2016

The 2016 40 Under 40 represent business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education. Dr. Valerie Camille Jones was chosen from nominations made by readers throughout the state. Final selections were made by the Georgia Trend editorial staff. 

2013

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones is a 2013 finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

2103

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones takes her 8th grade team from the Ron Clark Academy, an independent middle school in Atlanta that serves low-income students, to the finals. The students illustrated a complicated multistep problem entirely through rap. None had ever been involved in a math competition before.

1/22/14  

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, a highly recognized innovative teacher at the Ron Clark Academy and proud supporter of ClassFlow, explains how she uses ClassFlow to create a more dynamic classroom environment and also, to help organize the flow of her lesson plans.

5/15/17

A math teacher at a private nonprofit middle school in southeast Atlanta has been honored by the Science Channel. Dr. Jones was recognized in the network’s monthly Science Super Heroes initiative for her work in STEM and her participation in the World Science Festival held in New York City.