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.