Jonathan joined Great Schools Partnership as the program officer in 2016 and was promoted to his current role as vice president of research, development and evaluation in 2018. In his current role, Jonathan leads the development and implementation of the evaluation methodologies used to ensure the Great Schools Partnership’s programs and initiatives support Knox County Schools’ and Great Schools’ joint vision of creating the best schools in the South. As part of that, Jonathan develops and refines the process Great Schools Partnership uses to identify, develop, evaluate and transition new research and development projects. He also oversees Great Schools Partnership’s TeacherPreneur grant program, the integrated arts tutoring model, middle and high school tutoring centers, and Leaders for Readers.
Before joining Great Schools Partnership, Jonathan served as the program officer for Equitas Group, an affiliate of the Provision Foundation. The Knoxville-based organization partners with others around the world to prevent and end the trafficking and exploitation of children in Southeast Asia, as well as child servitude in Haiti. His work in combatting human trafficking has been recognized from the National Institute of Health’s Office of Extramural Research, the US Department of Justice and the FBI.
Jonathan remains active in the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, a Knoxville-based nonprofit that he co-founded.
Jonathan received a master’s degree in public health and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Jonathan enjoys traveling with his wife, Beth and daughter, Caroline.