TJ Kaplon

EDUCATION

 Masters Degree: Secondary Education
James Madison University
Graduated: December, 2014
Bachelor of Arts: Earth and Space Science
James Madison University
Graduated: May, 2013
ENDORSEMENTS: Colorado Dept. Education
• Science Education (7-12)

Teacher’s Name Justin Kaplon

Google Voice Phone (Use during Remote Learning): ‪(720) 507-4433‬

Phone: 720.423.7004

“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious [person] looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.”

-Jacques Yves Cousteau

Life Before Thomas Jefferson High School

 My education journey began to the east.  I graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA with a masters degree in secondary education and a bachelors degree in earth and space science.  Upon graduating, I moved to Phoenix, AZ to take my first position as a 6th & 7th grade math and science teacher.  After a year in Phoenix, I knew the heat was not for me, and looked to move to Denver.  I worked for 1 year as an associate teacher in an elementary school upon moving to Colorado, and eventually found a position teaching physics at a high school charter where I taught for 2 years.  I began at TJ in the 2019-2020 school year as a Earth Science and Physical Science teacher.  Besides teaching, other interests include playing basketball and ultimate frisbee.  I also enjoy a lot of movies, tv shows, and video games.  Whenever possible I like to find time to hike or camp with my Fiance and our dog.  There’s certainly way more to my story, and happy to share if you find yourself interested!