Jon is currently the Executive Director for the Redmond Proficiency Academy, a school that he founded. He has been involved on countless layers of youth & youth leadership development, stating, "I believe that young people are one of our greatest, untapped natural resources. Young people, and in particular student leaders, are filled with passion and energy. It is our job as adults to provide them with platforms upon which they can reach their potential and to build the scaffolding that supports their climb."
Jon caught the bug for mentoring while coaching high school athletics and advising student organizations in Corvallis, OR, eventually serving as Chair of the Kids Helping Kids division of Children’s Miracle Network in Eugene, OR. More recently, he has volunteered with Sparrow Clubs, serving on the Board of Directors, as a speaker at public events, and even as a dancer in their inaugural Swinging For The Stars fundraiser. He is a counselor and motivational speaker for the Oregon Association of Student Councils and spent time on the Executive Council of the National Association of Student Councils.
Then beyond youth empowerment, school administration and philanthropy, Jon has taught administrative and teacher preparation courses for Lewis & Clark College and Concordia University.
In his spare time, Jon enjoys coaching competitive youth soccer for the Bend FC Timbers and spending time with his teenage daughter, Katie.
A lifelong learner, Bullock earned a doctorate in education in 2005 from the University of Oregon. His dissertation was entitled Effects of Accelerated Reader on Student Reading Performance. After four years as a high school language arts teacher and coach, he became assistant principal of Meadow View K-8 School and then Principal of Malabon Elementary School (K-5), both in the Bethel School District. (MORE...)
Behind every great leader: a team greater than the sum of it's parts.
Jon was recently a guest speaker at the Oregon Association of Student Councils - Winter Energizer... CLICK TO VIEW
- On Bags and Hard Battles (Ben)
- Honoring Our Teachers (Team #Bag)
- Who's the Teacher Here? (Angela)
- Lead Like Batman (Esa)
- I Succeed Because I Fail (Stephanie)
- A Priceless Lesson (Stephanie)