Hello 5th Graders and families!
My name is Jonah Lather, and I live with my wife Jill, our 9 year old son Eli, our 6 year old daughter Grace, and our 6 month old puppy Scout - in Batavia, IL. I grew up in Wheaton where I attended Wiesbrook Elementary, Hubble Middle School, and graduated from Wheaton-Warrenville South in 2000. After graduation I moved down to Nashville and attended Belmont University where I pursued a career in music. I graduated with a degree in Communications and a minor in Music Business in 2004. I also studied commercial composition, studio production, and guitar.
I moved back to Wheaton after college and worked in live events productions for a few years. In 2007 I went back to school to get a master's degree in teaching. While I went to Aurora University at night I worked at Starbucks, taught guitar lessons, worked for the Before and After School Program, and was a teaching assistant at Bower Elementary School. I graduated Aurora University in 2009 with that masters and began teaching at Bower Elementary School in 3rd grade. I then moved to Pleasant Hill Elementary where I taught 4th grade from 2010-2018. I headed back to Bower Elementary in 2018 to teach 5th grade. The 2020-2021 school year will be my 14th in the district, and my 2nd teaching 5th grade.
I am very excited to tackle this new frontier of online learning with you.