Throughout his accomplished career, Evan has demonstrated a dedication to innovation, interdisciplinary, project-based learning and meaningful community partnerships.
Evan joined Avenues in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of education experience at both the secondary and university levels. Throughout his accomplished career, Evan has demonstrated a dedication to innovation, interdisciplinary, project-based learning and meaningful community partnerships.
Prior to joining Avenues, Evan spent more than ten years as principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), a state-chartered magnet high school in Alexandria, Virginia. Under his leadership, TJHSST received the Star Innovator for Science award (2010) and was named the number one high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report (2014) and by Newsweek (2015). Evan also successfully led a multimillion capital campaign and a complete renovation of TJHSST to rebuild the school, including the addition of 14 unique STEM research labs. Evan is also very much a teacher innovator and, in addition to his leadership role, made time to teach math class and offer leadership seminars to students while at TJHSST.
Evan’s earlier school leadership experience includes serving as the director of Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology (Roanoke, VA), where he also worked as a teacher and provided professional development for colleagues. He began his career in education at his alma mater, Glenbrook South High (Glenview, IL), where he taught math.
Evan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois (Champaign, IL). He went on to earn a Ph.D. in instructional technology from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), where he taught courses on research methods, instructional design and teachers’ use of technology. In addition to portions of his dissertation, Evan has also published two books, Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking and Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts: A Reference Guide.