John is thrilled to join the Primary School as Assistant Principal for the Early Elementary program (Kinder and First Grade). In the years prior, John served as an ESL certified 3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher and lead math planner at Match Community Day Charter Public School in Boston, MA. More recently, John worked for three years at Rocketship Discovery Prep in east San Jose as assistant principal. During this time, John coached and supported teachers and students from Kinder to 5th grade and is excited to share this perspective on the later elementary years as the Primary School continues to grow. As an undergrad at Lafayette College John studied international affairs, traveled abroad in Ecuador, volunteered in education and wrote a thesis on international efforts to close the gap between environmental conservation and economic development in the tropical developing countries. As such, he remains deeply passionate and committed to causes that seek to improve learning outcomes, promote sustainability and build human capital both here and abroad.