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Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
240-662-6502, christina_scripps@discovery.com


DISCOVERY EDUCATION WELCOMES DAMONE JONES AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS

Silver Spring, Md. (January 28, 2015)Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, has named Damone Jones senior director of corporate education partnerships. Jones will extend Discovery Education’s mission of transforming teaching and learning by working collaboratively with like-minded corporations, non-profits, government agencies, foundations and trade associations to develop strategic, customized education solutions that are delivered to educators, students and their families at no cost.

In his new role, Jones will be responsible for developing strategic initiatives which provide dynamic real-world learning opportunities for students nationwide in underfunded areas such as workforce readiness, health & wellness, STEM, financial literacy, life skills and more. He will cultivate alliances with the business community at the national, regional and local levels in order to deliver custom-designed curriculum, project-based learning experiences and professional enrichment opportunities to schools and families across the country.

“Discovery Education has a rich history of fostering long-term partnerships with organizations that share our mission of improving student achievement,” said Lori McFarling, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Discovery Education. “Damone’s leadership and extensive experience will be invaluable to our company as we continue developing new relationships with like-minded organizations worldwide that are making a meaningful difference in the lives of today’s youth.” 

Jones joins Discovery Education from EverFi, where he served as director of strategic partnerships. In this position, he worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to bring needed critical skills into classrooms across the U.S. Jones also created activation and employee engagement plans that supported private sector and foundation partners’ business and outreach objectives.

Prior to joining EverFi, Jones held several roles at College Summit, USA Football and the Baltimore Ravens.

A former Division I collegiate athlete, Jones is co-founder and advisory board member at Uplifting Athletes, Inc., a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as an M.B.A. and M.S. in Sports Business Management from the University of Central Florida. Jones is based in Discovery Education’s offices at Discovery Communications’ global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.

For more information about Discovery Education’s programs, services, and initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

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Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.  Available in over half of all U.S. schools and primary schools in England, community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.