Roy Jones

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Nominated by:  Michael Miller

Roy Jones is part of the founding team and is currently the executive director of the Call Me MISTER program, a South Carolina-based, national minority teacher preparation program that recruits young African American men in impoverished areas into a teaching career by providing the personal, academic, and financial support, as well as the education, to become professional teachers. Jones has raised over $20 million for his program, which has been highlighted in USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington PostABC World News, NPR, Oprah Winfrey, and Education Week. He was honored for his work with the 2009 American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Pacesetter Award.

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