Jon Morse has been actively engaged in working with youth and youth leaders over the last 50+ years in the following venues: probation, mental health, sheriff departments, K-12 education & transportation, post-secondary education, private businesses and community service Organizations. Jon is the Founder/Executive Director Emeritus of Big Picture Educational Academy. The school has now expanded to a K-12 school district and added an Adult school and EL program working with individuals on obtaining their high school diplomas and improving their English-speaking skills. Jon is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member of Fresno Pacific University’s continuing education department working with educators and counselors in a variety of venues. Jon’s passions are his family, making a difference in his community, exercise and enjoying life to its fullest.
Professional Experience: Probation Officer, Mental Health Worker, Youth Minister, High School teacher & Girls Basketball Coach, Business Owner, Founder/Director Emeritus of Big Picture Educational Academy, CPD Online Instructor FPU, Adjunct Faculty CSU, Fresno.
Scholarly Interests: Social-Emotional Learning
Honors and Awards: Psi Chi Honor Society, Leadership Fresno Class XXV, Founder of Big Picture Educational Academy
Publications: Light a Candle or Curse the Darkness: How to Connect with America's Youth
Recommended Reading: Choice Theory and Counseling with Choice Theory by Dr. William Glasser, M.D.
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Favorite Music: 50's, 60's
Favorite Activities: Reading, traveling, listening to music, cooking, meeting new people
Family Info: Married to Mary Johns Morse - 51 years
What Matters: Family
Pet Peeves: Having a dirty kitchen sink
What I Like About FPU: The people: students and staff