Mr. Jonathan Lester

A Little About Me:

Basic Info: I am originally from Piermont, NH and graduated from Rivendell Academy in 2008. I have an outstanding wife (Samantha) for over 5 years, one 2-year-old son (Caleb), and another child to be born in the fall! We enjoy being outside during all seasons, whether it is swimming in the summer, apple picking and hiking in the fall, or skating in the winter.  I am a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, Boston Bruins and Duke Men’s Basketball.

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology: Physical Education Pedagogy and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Hampshire.

Work Experience(s): One of my first jobs in high school was working as an aide for a local swimming program in Orford, NH. After a couple years of that I became WSI certified and took over that swimming program, which I still do every summer to date! During my college breaks I would come home and work at a local store as a cashier and deli/hot food cook.

Teaching Experience:  Right out of college I received a job offer from my alma mater and taught at Rivendell Academy for 3 years as their middle/high school PE and health teacher. I also coached middle school soccer and baseball and JV level basketball. After Rivendell I took an interest in Athletic Administration and did a year at Indian River where I taught health and ran their athletic programs before coming to Woodsville this past year.

What I Teach: I teach General PE, Team Sports, Strength and Conditioning, Lifetime Activities, Unified PE (which is a new course this year!), and Group Exercise.

Extra, Extra!: I also am the new Athletic Director this year, excited to continue the excellent athletic programs at Woodsville High School. I also help out with the Environmental Club and oversee the Plank Club.