New teacher: Jason Fieldman ’98

Siddarth Kucheria

Jason Fieldman ’98 will teach Design and Data Structures Honors, Advanced Topics in Computer Science and Precalculus: Trig & Functions at the Upper School. Fieldman attended University of California, Berkeley for his bachelor’s degree and worked as a software developer at Stealth Startup and Aha Mobile.

Middle school programming teacher Jessica Kaufman heard that Fieldman was making apps and asked him to speak to students. After a few talks, upper school math department head Paula Evans asked Fieldman to speak to the upper school students.

Fieldman substituted a few times and decided teaching was more fun than coding.

“It’s much more rewarding when working with kids and seeing the reactions of the kids and seeing them happy and it makes you feel proud,” he said.