John has been the Spanish teacher at FSMN since 2018.
John holds a B.A. in Spanish from Humboldt State University and recently finished his M.A. in Teaching from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Prior to working at FSMN, John worked as a K-12 Spanish Teacher at Mounds Park Academy for 4 years. He has also taught grades K-5 at Prairie Creek Community School and grades 6-12 at Arcadia Charter School in Northfield, Minnesota.
John lives with his partner, Andres, in Saint Paul. He enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, photography, landscaping, and cooking with friends and family. He is a proud uncle of his niece and 3 nephews.
"I love working at this school because it aligns so closely with my personality, spirit, and teaching philosophy. FSMN honors students by helping them to see themselves as citizens of an intentional and shared community. Students love being here because they know they are respected and encouraged by adults and peers. I love working with students and families that are so welcoming and supportive!"