Jonathan, AKA Johnny, grew up in the Black Forest area in Southern Germany. With a fascination for the arts and sciences, he pursued a life science degree and received his Master’s in Biological Research in 2016. Shortly after relocating with his partner to the U.S., Johnny began working as a behavior therapist with children and adolescents with Autism. Intrigued by the experiences and strong connections he made with students of all ages, he developed a passion for teaching and especially for working with youth. He is currently working towards a Master’s in Education and Oregon teaching credential at a local university.
Johnny enjoys connecting with nature, including hiking and camping in the outdoors while capturing his surroundings with sketchbook drawings on paper. Much of his leisure time goes into activities that both challenge and bring out his creativity. This can be playing guitar, piano, crafting things in wood--and lately in the form of computer programming and coding.
Johnny is excited to join Victory Academy for the 2019 – 2020 school year and to share his creativity with all the students. In the Prep program, he will be preparing Victory’s youngest students for their transition into full-day academic and therapeutic classroom-based programs.