Jeff has been an educator for 19 years. He is currently teaching mathematics at Spring Street International School. Jeff started Paideia Classical School in 2001 and has served as Issaquah School District’s mathematics instructional coach in the Microsoft Math Partnership from 2007-2010.
Jeff’s greatest joy comes in seeing groups come together and learn from each other. Building on his Master’s degree from Chapman University in Curriculum and Instruction, Jeff became interested in how organizations can grow and refine themselves through conversational containers. Through his graduate work in Organizational Systems and Renewal at Seattle University, Jeff met Jim Henderson who became his field advisor.
Together, Jeff and Jim partnered with Tim Soerens of the Parish Collective team, creating Idea Parties – 1 to 2 hour structured conversations that give people access to expertise and their own personal experiences. Jeff is also experimenting with interactive edutainment formats like Jim and Jeff’s production of Maps and Mirrors in Seattle in 2009.
Jeff is finding that his commitment to taking people public is best embodied in the Expanding Your Influence course being offered here through JHP. Teaching remains Jeff’s core competency and EYI offers a unique and interactive venue for just that.