Jonathan McCarty is an Elementary Reading Specialist at Harriet Tubman Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Harriet Tubman is the inaugural K-8th grade turnaround school in the Crescent City Schools network of open admissions charter schools. Jonathan has four years of early childhood classroom experience, and has worked as a team leader and mentor teacher. Jonathan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and was accepted in the Teach For America program as a corps member in the Greater New Orleans region. In 2010, after his TFA experience, Jonathan completed a year of Post Baccalaureate work in Elementary Literacy at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a member of the 2012 SPA New York cohort, Jonathan is excited to develop a leadership play book that will enable students to reach their highest potential.