Malika Jones is a certified Teacher Leader in Science in the state of Illinois. She holds many degrees, among which are a B.S. in Biology, as well as a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has taught for over 10 years. In 2014, she was awarded the Teacher of the Year for Beach Park School District. She currently teaches 8th grade biology, trains teachers to use Next Generation Science methods and creates science and math curriculum.