National University, San Jose – MSW
University of Virginia – BS
After growing up in Northern New Jersey, John Hagen earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1989. John moved out to California in 1990, and worked for several Silicon Valley startups for the next fifteen years. John’s longest tenure was with a startup company called BroadVision in 1996, which he helped become a Fortune 500 company only five years later. John worked extensively in Europe and Asia as a technical manager with BroadVision, including an eighteen month assignment in London leading a 150 person E-Finance project with Lloyds Bank.
Upon the completion of his high tech career in 2004, John became a high school math teacher at Foothill High School in San Jose and earned a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics in 2006 as well as a Masters in Education in 2007. In his first full year of teaching in 2006, John implemented a Fantasy Football curriculum that was featured on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and KTVU’s “Mornings on Two.” For the next two years, John moved to Pinewood School in Los Altos Hills and became an on-air host of “Math Mentor,” a live homework assistance television show serving the San Francisco Bay Area on the local PBS station, KQED.
In addition to currently coaching the JCHS baseball team and robotics team, John has mentored his son’s First Lego League robotics team for the past several years. John has also coached Little League baseball and performed in several musicals with his two children. John runs a robotics camp in San Mateo during the summer, and also assists the Math League Summer Camp at Stanford and the College of New Jersey. He is an active runner and cycler, and has recently qualified to run in the Boston Marathon in 2017.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.
JCHS is Title IX compliant. Find out more here.
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
This calendar is subject to change.
Please refer to the JCHS website calendar for the most up-to-date information
|Tuesday, August 23||Freshman Welcome Retreat|
|Wednesday, August 24||Transfer Orientation|
|Thursday, August 25||First Day of Classes|
|Monday, September 5||No Classes – Labor Day|
|Thursday, September 8||Back to School Night/New Parent Orientation|
|Friday – Sunday, September 23-25||All-School Shabbaton|
|Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27 .||No Classes – Rosh Hashanah|
|Wednesday, September 28||No Classes – Professional Development Day|
|Tuesday, October 4||Virtual Day – 2:20 Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur|
|Wednesday, October 5||No Classes – Yom Kippur|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 10-11||No Classes – Sukkot|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 17-18||No Classes – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah|
|Thursday, November 10||No Classes – Faculty Meeting Day /Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, November 11||No Classes – Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, November 21||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Tuesday, November 22||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Wednesday – Friday, November 23–25||No Classes – Thanksgiving Break|
|Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2||No Classes – Winter Break|
|Tuesday, January 3||Classes Resume|
|Monday, January 16||No Classes – MLK Day|
|Thursday, February 16||Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, February 17||No Classes – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, February 20||No Classes – Presidents Day|
|Sunday – Monday, March 5–20||Journey (Grade 11)|
|Sunday – Thursday, March 12-16||Journey (Grades 9, 10 & 12)|
|Friday, March 17||No Classes for Grades 9, 10 & 12 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Tuesday, March 21||No Classes for Grade 11 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Monday – Friday, April 3–14||No Classes – Pesach Break|
|Friday, May 26||No Classes – Shavuot I|
|Monday, May 29||No Classes – Memorial Day|
|Friday & Monday – Thursday, June 2 & 5-8||Final Exams (Grades 9-11)|
|Thursday, June 8||Graduation|