Jon Hinthorne, or Señor Hinthorne as he known to his high school students at CCNTH, holds a M.A. in Teaching from Webster University and a B.A. in History and Spanish from Principia College. He holds a Single Subject Internship Credential in Spanish from San Jose State University. He taught two years at a private high school in St. Louis, MO, before serving two years in two different education, AmeriCorps programs in two underserved and underperforming middle schools in Boston, MA. From 2011-2014, he managed a group of AmeriCorps volunteers in a low-performing, middle school in East San Jose. He is overjoyed to be teaching in the Central Coast of California where he lives with his wife son.
Project-based learning is the main component of my overall pedagogy. I believe in providing authentic opportunities for my students to read, write, listen to, and speak in Spanish. Our classroom is collaborative, dedicated, and "works hard to play hard."
High School Spanish Award from Principia Upper School (2003) "Man of Integrity Award" from Principia College (2007) Marion Cilker Arts in Education Scholarship Recipient from San Jose State University (2013)
Single Subject Intern Credential (San Jose State University 2014) M.A.T. in Communication Arts from Webster University (2012) B.A. in Spanish and History from Principia College (2007)
I am a passionate, dedicated, and responsible educational leader who believes education should provide all students the opportunity to become innovative and productive members of our 21st century society. I believe that my work should be powerfully humble, community oriented, and based in love and integrity.