Principal, School Quality
Jon offers a wealth of experience in academic and school systems leadership, spanning both charter and traditional public school sectors. He currently applies this expertise at EFF, where his role emphasizes developing and implementing rigorous evaluation methodologies to assess prospective borrowers’ academic performance, leadership, and growth plans. He is responsible for conducting evaluations, providing loan advancement recommendations, and closely monitoring and supporting the academic performance of portfolio members.
Before his tenure at EFF, Jon served as Chief Academic Officer at Prospect Schools. In this role, he led the growth and development of a K-12 International Baccalaureate academic program within a six-school network of 2,200 students. Before this, he played a pivotal role as the founding School Director at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, a recognized XQ Super Schools grantee. His experience also includes a variety of leadership roles at KIPP NYC and being a committed Teach for America corps member.
Earlier in his career, Jon served as an advisor for the US State Department of Education under Secretary Arne Duncan, lending his expertise to national education policy. He has a background in collegiate and high school policy debate and loves to have a good, substantive argument. Jon, and his wife Jessica and their two precocious daughters live in Brooklyn, New York.
Jon has a deep passion for learning and has studied at Drury University, Columbia University, Bank Street, and Johns Hopkins University.