Jon is entering his third year in the role of Assistant Principal at Academy School. This is Jon's 14th year in the field, having served in positions from paraeducator, coach, special education teacher, behavior interventionist, and building administrator. He is a strong believer in the transformative power of public education and loves the opportunity to engage with all Academy students and their families on a daily basis.
Jon received a Masters degree in Special Education from UVM, and is currently a Doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UVM. His research is focused largely around how schools can develop systems and structures that connect students with needed supports, including restorative approaches at the core of behavior systems. He believes that the purpose of school is multi-layered and he values any opportunity to embed teaching around kindness, empathy, creativity, health, exploration and hands-on activities along with academic instruction.
Outside of school Jon spends as much time as possible outside, usually biking or skiing, with his three young kids.