Jarrod is an educational program developer based in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.
Over the past three years, he has worked on educational initiatives aimed at preparing Japan’s youth for a global future, working with schools, governments, and educational institutions both in Japan and abroad. He also works as a chief student counsellor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education’s Ji-Sedai Leader Program, is the director of SLICE (an in-country program with a focus on global citizenship and intercultural communication), and regularly speaks at Japanese schools on the subjects of language learning and international education.
Previously, he has worked as an English teacher, was an inaugural member of the Hamer Scholarship Japan Program, a guest speaker at the Australian International Education Conference, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Language, Secondary Education) from Monash University. In addition to his current roles, Jarrod is also set to undertake research at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education in 2018.