Jonathon Acosta

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Jonathon Acosta is the dean of culture at Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School. Jonathon spent two years teaching eighth-grade math and Algebra 1 honors in Miami Dade County.

In his first year of teaching 100 percent of his students were proficient on their end-of-course Algebra exam. In 2013, he taught math at Blackstone Valley Prep were his students scored highest in the state of Rhode Island.

He is a graduate of Brown University and is currently a master’s candidate.

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Posted Oct. 23, 2015

Increasing Latino Teachers Is Part of the Solution

In the United States, we need Latino teachers in the same way we need women in the engineering field—not because…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

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