Jake is an Ohio native who began his teaching career in Milwaukee, WI in 2015. Having specialized in literacy and phonics instruction, Jake built a following on social media for his engaging and rhythmic phonics lessons. He is extremely passionate about structured literacy and inclusive classrooms. Jake is on his seventh year of teaching and currently teaches First Grade. On the side, Jake mentors college students at Marquette University as they work through their senior year courses in elementary literacy. He is thrilled to be back for a second year at ELEVATE!