Jon Alfuth

Jon Alfuth

Teaching Policy Fellow
Shelby County Schools
Soulsville Charter School
High School Geometry Teacher
Teacher voices should be heard strongly and often to ensure that our kids are held to the highest standard of education possible.

Jon Alfuth is a high school geometry teacher at The Soulsville Charter School, where he began teaching in 2013. Jon also co-coaches the school's debate team, which was the city runner-up in 2013-14. Prior to joining Soulsville, Jon taught algebra at the legacy-Memphis City Schools for two years. He became a teacher because he believes that education is the fundamental solution to many of our nation's problems. Jon writes frequently about education for his blog, Bluff City Education. His work has been featured in Memphis' Commercial Appeal, on the blog Eduwonk, and on Huffington Post, where one of his stories was named one of the ten education must-reads for 2013. Jon holds a BS in Political Science and an MA in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.