Jacob Leon is a Tacoma native and graduated from Washington High School in 2009. After high school Jacob attended Washington State University where he studied as a music major with an emphasis on education. He soon found out that music was more of a hobby than a career, but still enjoyed his studies in education. Eventually he decided to become a high school English teacher and received his teaching certificate in 2014. After college he worked with Americorps and the College Success Foundation as a College and Career Coach at Truman Middle School in Tacoma. He put together college fairs and delivered lessons on college readiness to 7th and 8th graders. Then Jacob got a job with Summit Olympus as their founding English teacher. Jacob wants each and every student to see value in themselves and their communities. He wants students to critically analyze the word and the world. His teaching philosophy is rooted in critical pedagogy and problem-posing education. Through his English class he hopes to engage students in meaningful discussions around race, class, gender, and oppression. During his free time Jacob enjoys playing video games (he is a die-hard Nintendo fan), reading, playing with his dog Miles, playing his guitar, watching anime, and spending time with his niece and two nephews.