THE STARTUP STUDIO
“My wife, Anastasia, is the Director of Education for the Startup Studio, so I actually feel like I’ve been a witness to the birth of this wonderful company and was present for all of its first steps. I endured a solo fight to disrupt education for years, then I met my wife, and then we met Gary Conroy. So now I get to grow the cause, not just as part of the family, but as an active voice in the mix? Let’s. Do. This.”
Jeremy is originally from the Washington, D.C. metro area, USA. He has a B.A. in History from Villanova University and a M.Ed. in Secondary Social Sciences from Southern New Hampshire University and has been in the education field for 18 years. As an adolescent, he began in the arena of Special Education as a paraprofessional classroom aide and a swim coach for the Special Olympics. His early years of teaching began with long-term substitute positions and tutoring that provided him with experience with all age groups and a chance to implement every subject, though he found his passion in working with high school students in the wide field of the Humanities. He has taught in Maryland, New Hampshire, and now South Florida in both the public and private sectors.
Jeremy’s philosophy of Education has evolved organically over time to become a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that encourages the development of self-awareness in an environment of mutual trust and vulnerability. This has played well in his recent years of leading Global Politics and Psychology courses. His enthusiastic journey to both share his philosophy and connect with a tribe of like-minded people has seen him presenting at multiple professional state conferences, tutoring a triannual professional development course for teachers around the world, delivering a Tedx Talk on “The Paradox of Success,” attending The World Economics Forum in London, UK, participating in The Foreign Policy Institute through New York University alongside UN ambassadors, designing curriculum as a fellow of The Choices program through Brown University, and touring a string of schools across Turkey from Istanbul to the Anatolian countryside.