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Meet the Team

Jon Haskel
Founding Board Member

Jon Haskel is a veteran educator in Las Vegas. He taught 5th grade for eight years before working as a learning strategist and instructional coach for two years. For the past four years, Mr. Haskel has served as an assistant principal at Pinecrest Academy St. Rose, a public charter school in Las Vegas Nevada. Mr. Haskel was appointed principal of Pinecrest Academy St. Rose for the 2019/2020 school year and continues to serve in this role.


During Mr. Haskel’s time as a 5th grade teacher at Halle Heweston Elementary, he served as the grade level team lead and worked closely with administration to contribute to the success of the school. Halle Hewetson was awarded various awards both locally and nationally for student achievement including: Dispelling the Myth Award and Nevada 5 Star Rating. As an Instructional Coach, Mr. Haskel was part of a statewide initiative called ZOOM schools that supported teachers and students at schools with high populations of English Language Learners. As an assistant principal, Mr. Haskel was part of the founding administration team and has had the pleasure of contributing to the success of Pinecrest Academy St. Rose, which has been awarded the top rating in Nevada of a 5 star school. As principal of Pinecrest Academy St. Rose, Mr. Haskel guided the community through a nationwide pandemic that required school to close by successfully transitioning from full in person education to full virtual education. Mr. Haskel was able to ensure that all students were able to access educational content through Zoom meetings and recorded lessons.

 

Mr. Haskel graduated Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. He earned a Master’s degree from Southern Utah University in Elementary Education and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Sierra Nevada College. Mr. Haskel is married to Cassy and has two amazing children, Ryder, 6, and River, 4. Mr. Haskel enjoys professional and college sports, snowboarding, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, coaching little league, reading and Netflix. Originally from Michigan, Mr. Haskel is a fan of the Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines.