Jonathan Milner

Jonathan Milner

Jonathan Milner is a grieving father and teacher living Winston-Salem, N.C. Since 1993, Jonathan has taught in such varied public school settings as urban classrooms in Houston, Texas, an ap® magnet school, the governor's school of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jonathan has poured his 20+ years of being a teacher, college board consultant, National Math and Science Initiative fellow, AP® exam reader, and AP® summer institute leader into inspiring students and teachers across the country in the joy and power of US government and politics. In addition to teaching high school students full-time, Jonathan is a teaching coach, giving presentations and workshops to teachers from Washington, to Nairobi, to Sarajevo. For the past sixteen years, Milner has worked as an AP exam reader and as a college board consultant, leading week-long and one-day workshops from Georgia to Wisconsin to Miami. Jonathan also works with the National Math and Science Initiative coaching teachers and students in AP® US Government and Politics in New York City. In 2002, Milner received the $20,000 Marcellus Waddill excellence in teaching award and the next year was named the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teacher of the year. Milne's proudest achievement is simply having an exciting and vibrant classroom in which students are engaged in meaningful, authentic, purposeful learning. whether he is working with affluent students in suburban Washington or recent immigrants from war-torn Bosnia, Mr. Milner shares his infectious enthusiasm for learning. In 1999, Milner founded global arts, an international educational exchange program working with students from Bosnia, Israel, and Kenya. In 2012, Global Arts inaugurated an ongoing partnership with a home for disabled orphans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where Milner brings groups of American students every year. You can read this Bill and Melinda gates foundation report on Global Arts. Jonathan lives at approximately 970 feet above sea-level in Winston-Salem, NC with his bakery-owning entrepreneur-wife Cary, high-energy athlete-son Owen, crazy dogs waffles and bun bun, and a flock of five egg-laying hens. In his bonus time, he volunteers teaching citizenship classes to refugees.


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