Jon Piraino

Director, Academics


Jon is an expert in teaching mathematics, designing effective professional development, and coaching teachers and school leaders to maximize classroom achievement. Jon is a master at creating effective and engaging strategies to implement Next Generation mathematical standards.

Jon joined the Network in March of 2014. Prior to joining the team, Jon taught high school math for 11 years and then turned his talents to coaching teachers. He started working with Math Solutions in 2013 as a Professional Learning Consultant, providing on-site professional development to middle and high school teachers throughout the country. Jon joined the Albany Charter School Network as the Director of Mathematics and has since stepped up as the Director of Academics where he oversees a team of ELA, Math, Technology, ENL, and Elementary specialists. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University at Albany, where he majored in Mathematics. He also earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics from The Sage Colleges, where he was named the “Most Outstanding Student.” In his spare time, Jon enjoys coaching the Men’s Soccer Team at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. Jon is happily married to his wonderful wife, Simone and is madly in love with his twin daughters, Nina and Sadie.