About Jon Bullock
Jon Bullock is currently the Executive Director of the Redmond Proficiency Academy, a public charter school he co-founded in 2009. He is a major proponent of personalized learning and educational innovations, and he currently serves as the Board Chair for the Oregon Coalition of Community Charter Schools and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Southern Oregon University.
For nearly 25 years, Jon has worked with young people as a teacher, coach, and administrator. As a community leader, he has developed a deep connection to the people in Redmond. Jon has combined his passion and skills as an educator with the private sector and non-profit experience to develop one of the largest and most successful charter schools in Oregon.
Jon grew up in Roseburg, where he learned the value of hard work and the importance of giving back to his community. As a student, Jon discovered that education provided a path to opportunity, which led him to earn his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, his master’s degree from Willamette University, and his doctoral degree from the University of Oregon. Jon’s experiences in postsecondary education have confirmed his belief that every young person deserves a quality education, and he has built his career around that principle.
Jon has earned acclaim for speaking to students, educators, and community members about self-acceptance and the power of vulnerability. He gave a TEDx talk entitled “What’s In Your Bag?” that challenged people to be honest with themselves and those around them about their hopes, dreams, fears, and failures. These ideas are at the core of his leadership philosophy, and they inform his approach to public education and community building.
Jon enjoys giving back to his community, currently serving as a City Councilor in Redmond and on the Board of Directors for Sparrow Clubs, USA. He previously served as the Chair of the Kids Helping Kids Division of Children’s Miracle Network in Eugene, Oregon, on the Executive Council of the National Association of Student Councils, as a mentor with the Oregon Association of Student Councils, and as President of the Redmond Executive Association.
Jon often teaches writing and business courses at Redmond Proficiency Academy and enjoys watching the Portland Timbers. He is the proud father of his daughter, Katie, who is studying theatre at Southern Oregon University.