Jeff is a 20-year educator and has been an administrator at independent schools in St. Louis since 2013. He is passionate that all children deserve a high-quality education and believes strongly in surrounding students with passionate adults that can provide a personalized, 21st-century education, with authentic learning experiences, and use technology as a tool. He believes that the social-emotional lives of children are equally as important as the academic and that empathy and collaboration are cornerstone skills for the future. Jeff holds a Learning Designed Level 1 UDL and Level 2 UDL credential.
Prior to becoming an administrator, Jeff taught kindergarten through third grade in public and private schools. Jeff is passionate about providing students with opportunities for learning that will prepare them for the increasingly automated world we live in. He is skilled at using technology as a creation, communication, collaboration and teaching tool. He is an advocate for Project Based Learning and Universal Design for Learning has presented at many conferences and schools including the International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE), Building Learning Communities (BLC) and Midwest Education Technology Committee (METC). His work has been included in publications and journals.
Jeff enjoys collaborating with teachers on how to create equitable, authentic learning experiences, how to use technology to enhance their teaching, how to use student-centered techniques to prepare students for the world they will inherit, and how to engage parents in the process.
As an administrator, Jeff has developed a 21st -century/vision-minded curriculum, instituted standards-based grading, written strategic plans, created and designed a Makerspace and curriculum, and managed change for the organization around these initiatives.
When Jeff is not immersed in schools he is spending time with his two children (4 and 7), cooking, out on the golf course, or playing music with his friends.