Paul Duke STEM High School
to Open Fall of 2018
Dr. Jonathon Wetherington
Jonathon Wetherington is the newly named principal of Paul Duke STEM High School. Before being named principal, Jonathon served as the Director of Science in Gwinnett County Public Schools for more than 6 years where he helped develop and strengthen STEM education in individual schools, the district level, and the state level. Jonathon believes that knowledge, motivation, and engagement are the key ingredient for student success.
Jonathon has a long history in STEM education. Prior to serving at the district level, he taught Science at Brookwood High School. He has also taught classes at the postsecondary level as an adjunct instructor at Emory University and Georgia Perimeter College. Before transitioning to education, Jonathon’s scientific research career centered on understanding the neruoscience of how we learn.
Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia as well as Ph.D. in Biological Science from the Medical College of Georgia.