JPR aims to advance the field of Whole Child Education through creative storytelling.


Wildflowers: A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America

Wildflowers details Jonathan’s journey into the joys and sorrows of leading the Sacramento City Unified School District in the 21st century, and offers a gripping, highly informative guide to transforming America's public schools. As Superintendent of a district beset by budget cuts and neglect, Raymond spearheaded innovative, radical changes that raised test scores and graduation rates, and made "failing" schools succeed. Learn more about Wildflowers here.


Whole Child Challenge

The Whole Child Challenge website is a collection of resources dedicated to advancing Whole Child Education. The site offers a curated list of resources for implementing various aspects of the Whole Child Community, as well as the latest in Whole Child news and updates. Visit Whole Child Challenge here.


Mudboots: The Whole Child Education Podcast

Mudboots is a podcast series dedicated entirely to Whole Child Education stories and news. Throughout the series, host Paul Reynolds interviews teachers, students, and education & community leaders to find out what makes Whole Child Education so special, and how it can be implemented across the nation. Listen to Mudboots on Soundcloud.


Speaking Engagements & Events


  • Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Public Schools - Whole Child Workshops

  • Chicago, IL - National Superintendents Academy

  • Chicago, IL - DA Leadership, Chief Academic Officers Summit


  • Cincinnati, OH - Council of Great Cities Schools - Whole Child Workshop

  • Chicago, IL - National Superintendents Academy

  • Napa, CA - CCSESA General Membership Meeting - Keynote


  • Chicago, IL - National Superintendents Academy

  • Long Beach, CA - DA Leadership, Chief Academic Officers Summit