CUE recently announced the “transition” of long-time CUE leader Jon Corippo as he returns to the classroom this Fall – bringing a “pedagogical revolution” with him!

After more than six years in leadership roles at CUE, Jon Corippo has announced his transition from Chief Learning Officer to 6th and 7th-grade classroom educator with the Chawanakee Unified School District effective July 31, 2020. Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, in  recent email to CUE members, stated, “I used the term transition and not departure with a smile on my face. I am happy to announce that Jon’s pedagogical expertise comes with a calling, a calling to bring his love of learning back into the classroom. Jon will also continue to remain a part of the CUE team in his new capacity as CUE Emeritus. While not retired, as the term might imply, the honor is a nod to his years of service and knowledge of what makes CUE so special.”

During his years as a full-time employee with CUE, Jon created the CUE Rock Star concept of professional learning, led the development of the CUE Launch program, and the very successful CUE BOLD Symposium. Under Jon’s leadership, CUE professional learning has trained more than 50,000 educators! His student-focused, pedagogy-first approach is felt in CUE’s signature hallmark of hands-on custom professional development. Describing his years at CUE, Jon says, “It was my version of a sabbatical. Now it’s time to put it into practice by taking my teaching to the next level.”

In his new role as CUE Emeritus, Jon will continue to lead professional learning sessions, master classes, and more, but with a twist. He’s moving from the theoretical and into the applied. “I’m going back to the classroom to direct a pedagogical revolution, and we’re imagining some really unique PD opportunities with the district,” he states.

Please join us in celebrating Jon’s success and welcoming him to his new and expanded roles at CUE and with the Chawanakee Unified School District!


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