Johnathan has had the opportunity to bring his passion, knowledge, and skills to teaching special education, training special education aides, and creating curriculums for children and adults during his nine years with the Boston Public Schools. He has a deep understanding of and appreciation for the experience of a Black boy who grew up and was educated in a large urban school environment.
In his new role as Founding Fellowship Program Director at He is Me, Jonathan will develop programs, curricula, and workshops for Black high school and college men who aspire to become teachers. He pledges to be “a mentor, guide, teacher, role model, and coach” to these young men who participate in He is Me’s programs and then move on to become He is Me Fellows during their teacher residencies.
“I love being able to advocate for individuals while simultaneously helping them to find their voice, their sense of identity, sense of values, and their self-worth,” Jonathan says. His style of leadership, whether in teaching or counseling work or in his new role at He is Me, is democratic leadership that uplifts and empowers all ages, races, ethnicities.He is Me Institute warmly welcomes Jonathan. We are so grateful to have someone with his perfect combination of skills, experience, and enthusiasm to advance He is Me’s mission.