Jonathon Medeiros

High School Language Arts Teacher, Kauai, HI

Jonathon Medeiros is a National Board Certified high school Language Arts teacher at Kauai High School in Kauai.

Jonathon earned a BA in English from the University of Portland and an MA in English from Portland State University. He earned his M.Ed. at the University of Oregon.

Jonathon serves as the Language Arts Department Chair and Academic Review Team member specializing in the Common Core as well as an instructional coach inside the Language Arts department. Jonathon was a longtime advisor for the Nature Club and is a co-advisor of the Diversity Club. His focus on critical thinking and open-mindedness impacts his teaching nearly as much as his belief in clear and rigorous standards.

Outside of his school, Jonathon occasionally runs workshops for the state to help train public school teachers in the Expository Reading and Writing curriculum. He worked with IIE and Fulbright Japan on an educational exchange focused on incorporating sustainability into education, one his passions.

Jonathon was born and raised on Kauai and is an alum of Kauai High School. He enjoys surfing, fishing, biking, and spending time at the beach with his wife and daughters.