Director of District Partnerships, PEER Physics
Physics Through Evidence: Empowerment Through Reasoning
Jon has worked for 30 years in education in Colorado. He was a founding teacher, and eventual Executive Director, of the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, one of the first Expeditionary Learning Schools in the country. Jon arrived on the PEER Physics team in 2019 after 10 years of building school and district partnerships as the Regional Director for EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning). As a former Physics teacher, Jon believes that learning occurs through a process that is inseparable from the world around us and true understanding is built by the accidental and purposeful experiences that we have. The PEER Physics suite aligns well by offering to teachers and students the learning space to make sense of new information, and challenges students to use evidence as a basis for concept development.
Jon’s career experiences also include working as the Director of Welby New Technology High School, Program Director for College Summit Colorado, Principal Leadership Facilitator with the Public Education and Business Coalition, Director of Education for Colorado Ocean Journey, teaching science, math and technology at various schools in the US and in India, and establishing a local chain of restaurants in the Denver area. For PEER Physics, Jon will be responsible for growing PEER Physics school and district partnerships and supporting PEER teachers and facilitators.