“Through my undergraduate experience, I was able to explore my academic interests, build lifelong friendships, and truly find my identity. Moreover, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to study abroad in Denmark, which was an incredible experience and one that further expanded my horizons. Upon graduating with my undergraduate degree, I entered into my desired profession in education and truly saw how much Ramapo College prepared me for my career. Impressed and grateful, I then returned to Ramapo to obtain my Master of Arts in educational leadership. I am genuinely grateful for the faculty and staff at Ramapo who offered their guidance and support throughout my academic and personal career. I want to extend my appreciation to Ramapo’s dedication to supporting students and equipping them with the tools to succeed.” – Jonathan Lancaster ’16 ’21 earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Psychology, and later a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from Ramapo College. While at Ramapo, Jonathan earned the 2016’s History Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
Jonathan has published “The Teaching Mirror: Lessons Learned as a First-Year Teacher”, was selected as a New Leader’s Council Fellow and as a The New York Times Teaching Project Fellow, he was appointed to the Bergen County Human Relations Commission, and serves as the Federal Government Relations Co-Chair for the Bergen County Education Association. His research, “Daring to Discuss: Analyzing Engagement and Equity in High School Discussions” is pending publication. Jonathan is the Lead Teacher and Social Studies Teacher at Bergen County Technical High School.
DIS – Summer in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark