Jay is a distinguished educator with over 28 years of professional experience, including 14 years as school principal. Jay’s schools consistently ranked #1 among 82 schools in his Southern California region for improvement. This progress earned his school two “Model of Excellence Awards” and numerous accolades at the local, state, and national levels. His schools have posted all-time records in testing, daily attendance, student grades, behavior, college-going rates, honors and Advanced Placement courses, and more. Visitors from across the nation have visited Jay’s schools and his leadership talents have earned him two-time Principal of the Year honors, and he was twice a California Regional Finalist.

Jay is a highly sought-after K-12 leadership and educational consultant with The Core Collaborative. His expertise and credibility have aided schools at all levels—elementary, middle, and high—dramatically improve student achievement. Jay is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Marysville Joint USD in California.