Meet Mr. Woo Jeon

I am a math teacher. I teach Algebra 2 and Algebra 3. I am a soccer coach for the boys’ residential academy. I am also the Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs, which is new this year. We will be starting up a bunch of new programs, clubs, and different activities.

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Mr. Woo Jeon (Photo: Mr. John Spear)

I was contacted about the soccer program. That’s how I connected with Northwood.

I think I bring ambition to the school. I want to be able to contribute to the school in many different ways, hence my many roles. I want to be able to impact students in the classroom and make sure I teach them the concepts of Algebra. With soccer, I want to be able to coach them into a good soccer team, but also into mature student-athletes off the field. I would like to bring not a lot of change necessarily, but just improvements to the school.

Outside of school, one of the most attractive parts of Lake Placid was all the nature. I spent 15 years growing up in Utah. I love hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing. I’m definitely going to be taking full advantage of the outdoor activities when I can. Especially skiing, with Whiteface only 10 minutes away.

Northwood is actually the first school I’ve been at. There have been lots of surprises. Just the loving and engaging community at the school. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

I just graduated college in May. I attended Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school in Ohio. I played four years of soccer there and majored in neuroscience. I was in the process of applying to medical school when this opportunity came up. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to keep soccer in my life because once my soccer career ended I realized how much I didn’t want to be without it.

As told to Kevin Quinn ‘19

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