Madison middle school teacher competes on Jeopardy! tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 --- 12:16 p.m.

CULVER CITY, Calif.--- A special education teacher at Black Hawk Middle School in Madison will be making his debut on Jeopardy! today.

Michael Jones is competing in the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament, a two-week event featuring 15 K-12 educators from around the country. The winner will take home $100,000 and an automatic position in the next Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions; the second place finisher wins $50,000 and third place claims $25,000.

You can watch Jones on Jeopardy! at 4:30 p.m. on NBC15.

The complete Teachers Tournament contestant field is as follows:

Tracy Alexander, an AP English teacher at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Ariz.

Mary Bayer, a drama teacher at Elgin Academy in Elgin, Ill.

Lydia Cuffman, a World, U.S., and Latin American History teacher at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif.

Adam Elkana-Hale, a math teacher at Loyola Academy of St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo.

Cathy Farrell, a Physics and General Science teacher at Huron High School in New Boston, Mich.

Jennifer Giles, a bilingual education teacher at Columbine Elementary School in Longmont, Colo.

Chris Grinvalds, a World History and computer teacher at Bennington High School in Yutan, Neb.

Eric Hack, a Latin teacher at Broadwater Academy in Exmore, Va.

Martha Jackson, a Math and Speech teacher at Fremont-Mills Community School in Tabor, Iowa

Michael Jones, a Special Education teacher at Black Hawk Middle School in Madison, Wis.

Kate La Riviere-Gagner, a 5th and 6th grade classroom teacher at Monkton Central School in North Ferrisburgh, Vt.

MaryLou McKenna, an algebra teacher at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Mass.

Erin McLaughlin, a 5th grade classroom teacher at Bay Ridge Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Colin O'Grady an English teacher at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va.

Jay Singleton, a Social Studies and Government teacher at Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville, Va.