Jon Bingaman joined Baker Demonstration School in 2010 as the Middle School English teacher. Before his time at Baker, he taught both Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies for three years at Horace Greeley Elementary in Chicago. While at Greeley, Jon led the after-school media club, coached boys basketball, created and coordinated the after-school sports club, and was an advisor to 8th grade students. He worked for several years in advertising after finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Jon decided to pursue a career in education and undertook a Masters in Instructional Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has an Illinois Teaching Certificate with Middle School endorsements in Language Arts and Social Studies.