Yoni Kadden, an 18-year veteran teacher, began his teaching career in Atlanta, GA, joining the faculty at Gann Academy, a pluralistic, non-denominational Jewish high school in 2000. He has since spear-headed numerous curriculum initiatives including the development of a perpetrator-focused study of the shoah, and intensive study of the US Supreme Court and Vietnam War.
As Chair of the History department, Yoni is currently working on interweaving the Jewish and general history components of the 9th and 10th grade curriculum, using a case study based and skills oriented pedagogical approach. Yoni is particularly excited by experiential education outside the classroom, having guided a Gann senior class creation of a full-scale museum exhibit on Czechoslovakian Jewish History, developed, run, and guided students on both a successful week-long Civil Rights trip through the South, and a high-level, politically focused trip to Washington DC, including meetings with a Supreme Court Justice and US congressmen. Yoni has also spent much of his time at Gann spear-heading a student-faculty disciplinary committee modeled after the US court system, pushing students to draft and vote on a constitution. Yoni enjoys traveling for business and pleasure, having participated in trips to Austria, Germany, and Hungary with Centropa, and personal travel to Russia, Ghana, and Israel. Yoni currently lives in Newton, MA with his wife and daughter.