An unconventional teacher

Jon Hinthorne

Podcast Founder, Producer & Host

Jon graduated with a BS from Principia College double majoring in History and Spanish. He studied a year abroad in Granada, Spain where he became fluent in Spanish.

After falling in love with education in his first two years of teaching Spanish 3, 4, and 5 at Principia Upper School, he moved to Boston to join City Year Boston as a Corps Member working on a team of incredible young people in National Service. He was a tutor, after school leader, and mentor for 7th and 8th grade students at the Maurice J. Tobin School K-8 in Mission Hill, Boston, MA. The next year he served another year as a National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools Massachusetts at the Orchard Gardens Pilot School K-8

He then moved to San Jose, California with his wife to complete his CA Teaching Credential and worked at City Year San Jose for three years as a Program Manager. He also completed his Masters in Education from Webster University during that time. After that he returned to teaching as a classroom teacher at the Charter School of Morgan Hill for three years.

He fell in love with (PBL) Project Based Learning and decided to move to the central coast of California to start a family and work at another PBL school called Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo, CA. 

Jon has found his home on the central coast and at CCNTH. He also composes and produces solo piano music which can be found on iTunes and Spotify. He currently lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with his two young boys, Mason and Jacob and incredible wife, Jenny. 

About Our Podcast

An exciting new podcast that explores how to be an unconventional teacher and why it matters for our students and us as teachers!
Episodes alternate between interviews with unconventional teachers and parents and short, dynamic discussions on a theme related to doing things unapologetically different for the sake of our students and children.

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