I am so excited to be working with Knowles. Their values of collaboration, innovation, inquiry, equity, teacher leadership, and many others align closely to my own. I love being a teacher, and I am excited to share my experiences as an educator with new teachers in the field. I am equally excited to collaborate with them and learn from them.”

Jon’s Story 

Having worked as a high school mathematics teacher, a mathematics department teacher leader and a professional development instructor, Jon has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education.

In May 2016, he received the “Teacher of Excellence” award from the New York State Senate. The award honors a teacher of “excellence, dedication and commitment that serves to inspire students to greater levels of achievement and success.” He holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education with a concentration in math from Concordia University Chicago and a Master of Arts in secondary mathematics education from SUNY Albany. Additionally, he completed the Leadership Academy program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for administration certification.

Jon and his educator husband reside in upstate New York with their two sons and their dog. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, reading, camping, hiking, snowboarding, baking and playing the violin in a community orchestra.