District of Columbia

  • Outstanding Educator
    Netosh Jones

    Netosh Jones, Third Grade Teacher, Martin L. King Jr. Elementary School, Washington, DC

    Netosh Jones has introduced students, the community, and her fellow teachers to environmental education through her involvement with PLT. She worked with the National PLT office to create multiple school gardens that are used as outdoor learning areas and hosted a National Day of Service. She continually provides preK-5 students with real-world experiences related to the environment. She is a member of the Next Generation Science Standards writing team and is a Sally Ride Fellow and an ExxonMobil Mickelson Fellow.

    “She brings excitement to the students and believes inquiry-based activities are the way to reach our children in the urban community.”

    – Kimberly Overton, Teacher and Building Representative, Martin L. King Jr. Elementary School

    Netosh was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2013.