Getting to Know 2019 gcLi Scholar Jonas Jeswald

Jonas Jeswald Archived

Jonas Jeswald is in his fifth year as the Head of Middle School at Germantown Academy, a PreK-12 school located just outside Philadelphia in Fort Washington, PA. Jonas is a graduate of the 2012 gcLi Leadership Lab cohort, and will be serving as a gcLi Scholar for the 2019 gcLi Leadership Lab in recognition of his efforts to build a culture of leadership at Germantown Academy. In addition to being Head of Middle School, Jonas also teaches Spanish and a section of Lead Lab, GA’s 7th grade leadership course. He is a graduate of Skidmore College and Northeastern University.

Uncovering Our Community’s Greatest Assets: Intrapreneurs

Mike Friedman Archived

Mike Friedman M.Ed. is the Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. He is a 2011 graduate of the gcLi Leadership Lab. He brings over a decade of educational leadership experience to the work, most recently serving as a school principal. Mike is passionate about relationship development and community building and their impact on organizational culture.

Building Schools that Care: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences for Our Students

Jay Parker Archived, Leadership Programs, Pedagogy Of Leadership®

Jay Parker is the Director of the Institute for Leadership & Purpose at the Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to his role as the Executive Editor of gcLi’s Leadership Blog, Jay is a 2011 graduate of the gcLi Leadership Lab, and served as a gcLi Scholar in 2017. Since 2007, Jay has owned and operated Mountain Element, a summer wilderness program the builds character through adventure for middle and high school students. He is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and earned his masters in school counseling from Loyola University Maryland in 2015.