With over 16 years of experience at the middle and high school level, Jonathan enjoys helping students appreciate and embrace the learning process. Believing in the idea that one must follow before one can lead, he himself is a life-long learner.
A proud graduate of Exeter High School, he pursued a Bachelor of Arts at Stonehill College with a major in History and a minor in Russian Studies. He later would earn a Master of Arts from Abilene Christian University in Conflict Management and Resolution. With a family legacy in teaching and an obsession with Dead Poets Society, Jonathan found himself as a triple threat; cross country coach, teacher, and dorm staff at Subiaco Academy. While he appreciated the boarding school lifestyle and the impact he had on his students, Jonathan felt a call to serve his country as part of the Naval Nuclear program.
Following his studies and service with the United States Navy, he returned to education where he has continued to the present. Whether as a math teacher, middle grade generalist, running coach, or SAT prep tutor, he has taken a variety of roles in both independent and public school settings. His most meaningful postings consisted of a two year stint teaching in Italy, where he was able to not only travel, but teach and learn in a multicultural environment. He also gained so much perspective as an educator while teaching for the Grove School in Connecticut and for Randolph Macon Academy in Virginia.
When Jonathan is not working with students he has two other passions. An avid runner, Jonathan has qualified for the Boston Marathon and completed five marathons to date. He finds he prefers the solitude of the trails or open roads in the early morning hours. If he is not running, Jonathan is often busy working on his next novel. With 13 books published to date, he is constantly developing his ability to craft a story that not only keeps the reader’s attention but serves a lesson in the process.