Jonathan VanderEls

Bio Picture 1-JVEJonathan was hired by the Sanborn Regional School District in 1999 as a fifth grade teacher. Jon worked as a fifth grade teacher for six years before pursuing administration. In 2005, Jonathan assumed the role of the assistant principal and special education coordinator for Memorial School. Upon his predecessor’s retirement in 2008, Jon was hired as the Principal of Memorial School.

Jon lives with his wife Stephanie and three young children on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. After serving as a sergeant for three years in the United States Army Honor Guard in the Presidential Salute Battery, Jon received a BA in History (’98) and M. Ed. in Elementary Education (’99) from the University of New Hampshire.

Jonathan has also attained his Ed. S. in Educational Administration and Supervision (’10), and holds Elementary Education, Principal, and Superintendent certification in the State of New Hampshire. As part of his concluding project for his Ed. S., Jon researched, drafted and presented Policy JICK (Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention) to the Sanborn Regional School Board. Jonathan trained various stakeholder groups in Bullying Prevention throughout the district.

Jonathan is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and New Hampshire Association of School Principals (NAESP and NHASP) as well as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Jon presented at a national conference with other Sanborn colleagues in Chicago, Illinois in 2011, and will be presenting in various conferences in New Hampshire this spring.

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