Aired on: May 12th, 2009
3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)
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Dr. Roy Jones is Lecturer and Project Director for the Eugene T. Moore School of Education's Call Me MISTER Program at Clemson University. The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) National Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the Nation's lowest performing elementary schools. Previously, Dr. Jones was associate professor in the Division of Education at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. Dr. Jones served as chair of the Division of Education during the period Claflin received the distinction of becoming the first historically black private institution in the State to receive the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation. From 1990 to 1998, Dr. Jones served as Director of Employment for the Charleston County School District and was responsible for the district's teacher and classified recruitment programs. He has successfully implemented and directed numerous programs in higher education throughout his career. He has presented countless workshops, seminars, forums, and panel discussions surrounding racial and cultural issues in education. Dr. Jones received his doctorate from the University of Georgia, masters from Atlanta University and bachelors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
This Week's Topic
The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) National Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the Nation’s lowest performing elementary schools.
100 Black Men of America, Inc..
African American Images. (2010).
National Middle Schools Association (NMSA). (2010).
Schott Foundation for Public Education.
The Community College Conscience: Service-Learning and Training Tomorrow’s Teachers .(2000).
The Economic Impact of the Achievment Gap in America’s Schools .(2009).
Video: The Need for Positive Role Models for African American Males, the Late Bernard Gill.(2009).