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Jonathan T. Jefferson

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Born in 1969 as the seventh of eight children to two Harlem raised parents, I benefited from both the inner-city life of Queens, New York, and childhood summers spent on a farm in rural upstate New York. Academic, professional, and physical accomplishments have punctuated my life. After earning my doctorate from Seton Hall University in 2006 in the area of education leadership, management, and policy, creative pursuits such as self publishing memoirs, poetry, and photography have taken the edge off of an otherwise mundane existence as a public school administrator.

An adventurer by nature, I became the first African American to hike to the top of every mountain in the northeast United States over 4,000' (115 of them) by September of 2000.
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Jonathan T. Jefferson I just write about something else until my muse reengages me.
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Excerpt from the short story Teddy by J.D. Salinger
“What would you do if you could change the educational system?” ….
“Well...I’m not too sure what I’d do,” Teddy said. “I know I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t start with the things schools usually start with.” He folded his arms, and reflected briefly. “I think I’d first just assemble all the children together and show them how to meditate. I’d try to... Read more of this blog post »
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