John joins Partners excited about the opportunity to help create schools that are welcoming, supportive, and have high expectations for all students. In 2012 John completed his B.A. in History with a concentration in Secondary Social Studies at The College of William & Mary and began teaching U.S. History, Human Geography, and Government at Woodside High School in Newport News, Virginia. At Woodside John pursued every opportunity to become more involved with supporting students, including designing new strategies to improve writing performance that were adopted school-wide and providing data analysis and input for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team in order to improve school-wide discipline. John most recently completed his M.A. in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies at Stanford University and is excited to remain in the Bay Area with the San Jose team. A native of Maryland, John feels strongly that all crabs should be steamed, not boiled, and can be found in his free time golfing, playing tennis or basketball, or reading any political news he can get his hands on.
“If the machine had a wish, it would be to be human. To know how it feels to feel, to hope, to despair, to wonder, to love. Machines can achieve immortality by not wearing out, but humans can achieve immortality simply by doing one great thing.” —Dante Ariola