Jeff has been a part of the Two Rivers community since its inception. He worked with the founders in developing the education plan for the original charter and joined the staff as the instructional guide when Two Rivers opened its doors in 2004.
Prior to coming to Two Rivers, he taught for seven years in a variety of settings from 2nd grade to middle school. He has a master’s degree in teaching with certification in elementary and special education from Trinity University in San Antonio.
Throughout his teaching experience, he has placed emphasis on developing strong learning communities that are child centered, on integrating the curriculum into hands-on meaningful experiences for the students, and on individualizing instruction to meet the needs of each learner.
At Two Rivers, he has helped to develop an inclusive, dynamic learning community that is dedicated to providing students more than the basic skills and knowledge that they need to pass standardized tests. Specifically, Jeff has led the school’s work to teach and assess critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
In addition to this work, Jeff has led the schools’ effort to build a culture of math through professional development with staff, sessions with parents, teaching algebra in the middle school, launching and maintaining the Mathemagical Wizardry Prize, and leading citywide professional development on Learning and Loving Math.
Jeff lives in Arlington with his wife and two kids.