Jay holds a B.A. in Public Affairs from Indiana University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University. Prior to joining Oak Meadow in 2018, Jay was Head of School at Miami Valley School and Chesapeake Academy. Jay is currently pursuing his Administrator Montessori Certification through the West Side Montessori-Teacher Education Program in New York City. He enjoys being a part of the Oak Meadow community because, “the education of children is the most important and meaningful work in the world today. The children at Oak Meadow are exceptionally kind and intellectually curious. There is a wonderful spirit of community and caring shared by teachers, students, parents, and alumni.” Outside of his career, Jay enjoys hiking, biking, reading and playing cello. He took up cello a few years ago at another elementary school, so he could learn along with students who were just getting started. Jay’s wife, Tina, is his music teacher. Jay was also in television commercials from birth through age thirteen!