Jonathan has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from The University of New Haven and teaching certification in Earth and General Science (Grades 7–12) from The Connecticut Alternate Route to Teaching Certification.
Jonathan has lived in Germany and France. He spent most of the past fifteen years as a stay-at-home father. He has coached more than a dozen seasons of soccer and baseball both here and abroad, written a novel, published several short stories in various literary journals and magazines, and also appeared a few times on NPR radio.
Jonathan loves the outdoors and believes a sense of wonder in the world around us is an innate and essential human trait that is often neglected. He believes that the best learning occurs when digital chatter and distraction is minimized and students are able to take part—and sometimes take charge—in meaningful discussion and activities.