High School Faculty
Jay had the privilege of growing up in cultures that did not speak English (at that time) like Vietnam and Thailand. He dragged out his college experience by taking frequent “study breaks” to work in Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea, where that work gave context to his studies in human nutrition. He lived outside of North America for so many years that when he had children (born in Canada and Ethiopia), the US State Department decided he was ineligible to pass his American citizenship to them. This fascination with cultures and with mechanisms of the material world makes him a curious student. To share this curiosity with students, Jay earned n M.Ed from Western and taught (so far) in Washington, Korea, Malaysia and Canada. In the classroom his goal is to provide experiences and show connections to stimulate curiosity and engagement. When he is not teaching he is probably either reading or tramping around the sheep pastures at Tariku Farm in Everson.