Jonathan Maiden returns to classroom
Sayre School is proud to welcome to the Spartan Community. He has experience in Head Start, Preschool, Family Development Specialist, Children’s Services Coordinator. You may remember him from his being featured on Good Morning America. He left the field to pursue one of his many passions, restaurant business, but has returned to the profession of teaching.
“At 6 feet 5 inches tall, Jonathan Maiden of Lexington, Ky., is hardly the image that comes to mind of a typical preschool teacher. But ever since his childhood spent on Chicago’s South Side, working with young children has been a calling for this father of two.
“My mom was a teacher. I come from a long line of teachers. Grandmother’s a teacher. All my aunts and uncles are teachers. My sister’s a teacher. So it was only fitting that I became a teacher as well,” Maiden said, smiling.
Maiden studied child development in college and got a master’s degree in teaching. He put his experience with young children to good use at an early education program in Lexington, where he works primarily with preschool kids.
The children’s love of this big, playful, strong man is evident from the minute one walks into his classroom. Tiring and demanding as the job may be, Maiden treasures his role.”