My name is Jeff Mendel and I serve as the Physical Education/ Innovation teacher at Watershed. I have been a teacher for 13 years, including being a founding teacher at Expeditionary Learning Charter School in Anne Arundel County. Before that, I worked in the Outdoor Education Field for 4 years. My degree is from the State University of New York at Cortland and I have a Master’s of Exercise Science from McDaniel College. I grew up in Rochester, New York, and currently live in Baltimore City with my wife and 10-year-old son. I love the outdoors. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, climbing, tennis, and basketball. My son and I have also been competitive Pokémon players for over 3 years. This year I was honored to be named Watershed’s first teacher of the year. I look forward to building something great as part of theWatershed community.