Jonathan Grice

Jonathan Grice

Jon Grice is the director of fine arts at the award-winning Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. Previously, he served as the fine arts department chair and visual arts teacher at Riverside Brookfield High School in Illinois.


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Jonathan Grice

Jon Grice is the director of fine arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. Previously, he served as the fine arts department chair and visual arts teacher at Riverside Brookfield High School in Illinois.

Stevenson was one of the first comprehensive schools designated a New American High School by the United States Department of Education as a model of successful school reform. It is repeatedly cited as one of America’s top high schools and the birthplace of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process.

The Fine Arts Division at Stevenson High School has a long tradition of excellence and has been recognized for its high standards and accomplishments at a regional, state, and national level. The division is regarded as one of the most exemplary high school arts programs in the country by some of the most prominent colleges, universities, and professional organizations.

At Riverside, Jon helped lead the school in becoming a PLC. Riverside was also recognized as a School of Distinction in Arts Education by the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education.

In 2017, Jon was recognized by the National Art Education Association as the Western Regional Supervisor/Art Administrator of the Year. In 2016, he earned Art Administrator/Supervisor of the Year from the Illinois Art Education Association.

He has presented on a number of topics, including PLCs, standards-based grading, unpacking standards, and response to intervention.

Jon holds a master of arts in educational leadership from Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in visual arts education from Northern Illinois University.

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