Jonté Lee – A Passionate Educator and DoD STEM Ambassador
Jonté Lee has been teaching STEM in DC Public Schools for eight years. Before becoming a high school teacher, Jonté worked in the corporate sector as a marketing specialist. His first call to teaching was when he volunteered for the Big Brother Big Sister program while working in the private sector. There he would read to his little brother twice a week. He liked it so much that he sought out to become a teacher. Jonté first taught college in the school of business part-time while still working in corporate America. He discovered the joy of teaching, and wanted to do it full time. It was through Ready To Teach, an alternative teaching certification program at Howard University, that he earned his teaching license. Through teaching, Jonté found his life’s passion and he cannot see himself doing anything else. Jonté enjoys making meaningful connections with students and pushing them academically forward. His greatest joy is seeing them grapple and learn a concept.