Jacob Jones


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and my first language was the English language.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

I wish I could find Fort Greene Park in New York City, a place where I go for deep solitude and meditation.


Where did you go to college?

I went to Nyack College and majored in religious studies.

What was your favorite book in middle school?

My favorite book in middle school was Booker T. Washington Up from Slavery.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

The best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange is the practice of culturally responsive teaching.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

My favorite thing to do when I am not teaching is to participate in community activism, motivational speaking, and finally, I enjoy stand up comedy.

What is your favorite quote?

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” — Michael Pritchard