Jonah Davenport grew up locally in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He went to Wesleyan University and then, eventually, got a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education at The George Washington University. He has been teaching for 19 years, first in Boston, then in a private school in Bethesda, and for the last 11 years at Elsie Whitlow Stokes. At Stokes he taught Kindergarten for four years, was a Learning Specialist for two years, a third/fourth grade teacher for one year, and the Pre-K Coordinator thereafter. He feels honored to be part of this diverse, vibrant, and caring community.
Mr. Davenport is also a Stokes parent with a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in Kindergarten. He is a long-time (ago) soccer player and current coach. A third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Mr. Davenport’s newly installed titanium/bionic hip has driven him to seek new athletic outlets. He completed three triathlons last year and is hoping to return to form soon. He is an avid handyman, gardener, and poker player.