Jonathan Schild is one of the representatives from the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) on the ACS WASC Commission.
Mr. Schild earned a BA in Government and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College where he was also a four-year letterman in water polo and swimming, and captain of both teams his senior year. Jonathan was All-Conference in both sports and was a 10-time All-American swimmer, helping his team to a 4th place finish in DIII Nationals in 1998. Upon graduation from CMC, Jonathan worked in San Diego in commercial real estate. In 1999, he returned to his alma mater, Crespi Carmelite High School, as a math and psychology teacher, head water polo and swim coach. He earned his MA in Counseling, as well PPS and Administrative Services Credential from LMU and became the Vice Principal of Academics in 2005. During his tenure, Jonathan led several advancements at Crespi, including a greater application of instructional pedagogy and integration of 21st century skills. In 2013, Jonathan earned his doctorate in educational leadership (Ed.D.) from USC. His published dissertation is titled: Digital Teacher Evaluations: Principal Perspectives on Usefulness and Their Impact on Teaching. An educational psychologist by training, Jonathan has presented regionally and for national agencies on a variety of topics centered on learning theory, motivation, and technology. In May 2013 Jonathan was appointed as the next principal of Crespi. During his tenure as principal, Jonathan was the visionary and assisted in the $2M campaign that led to the building of a Technology & Resource Center (TRC), a Strategic Plan (Vision 2020), an athletic department review and mission-alignment initiative, development of a STEM Department, new graduation outcomes that required all students to take a course in Coding, and other initiatives that led to increased enrollment and marketing opportunities for the school.
In 2017, Jonathan and his family moved to the Bay Area where he now serves as an Associate Superintendent for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Jonathan provides leadership and guidance for the four archdiocesan and nine independent high schools in the archdiocese as well as supervises nine elementary schools. Jonathan was a member of the management negotiating team that resulted in the ratification of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between management and the faculty of the four archdiocesan high schools in 2018. Jonathan has also successfully chaired search committees for schools in the Archdiocese and teaches graduate courses for Loyola Marymount University in the Bay. Jonathan and his wife, Melissa, have a six year old daughter. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys competing in open water races and triathlons.