High School Teacher


Tenth and Eleventh


Language Arts

About Jonathan Brechner

Jonathan has taught for over twenty years, fifteen as a certified, highly-qualified teacher. He’s taught in a myriad of environments: college, middle/high school and overseas. His (and his student’s) work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. He specializes in writing, literature and cheering on students as they succeed. Jonathan teaches dual enrollment English Language Arts (ENH 110 and ENH 111) for high school and college credit.


M.A. Creative Writing- Pacific University
B.A. Creative Writing, Literature, Drama, & Storytelling- Evergreen State College

Work Experience

2013-Present: Foothills Academy Teacher of High School American Literature & World Literature, specializing in all forms of writing and Socratic discussion of literature
2008-2013: The Serendipity Center, Middle/High School Teacher for Alternative Education
2010: The Klahre House/Next Door Inc., Language Arts Teacher, Peer Mediation, & Outdoor Education
2007-2010: Stevenson Carson School District, Language Arts Teacher, Outdoor Education, & Physical Education
2006-2007: Klahre house/Next Door Inc., Language Arts Middle/High School Alternative Teaching
2004-2006: Lake Washington School District, Language Arts 7 Social Studies Teacher

The best thing about teaching: I love when our Socratic discussions of literature creates an awakening in the room, when you feel brighter and can see this within each student’s eyes.  I love seeing each student grow as a reader, writer and human being. 

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Green
  • Food: Thai
  • Book: The Lord of the Rings
  • Subject: English
  • Hobby: Backpacking
  • Sports Team: NY Mets

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: backpacking

Why did you choose to become a teacher?
Teachers changed my life.

MFA from Pacific University, Highly Qualified to teach in California, Oregon, Arizona and Washington