Jonathan Tiongco will serve as the founding principal for Alliance Marine - Innovation & Technology 6-12 Complex. When Mr. Tiongco joined Alliance, he served as Alliance’s Director of BLAST Implementation. In this role, he oversaw Alliance’s portfolio of blended learning schools, which included blended learning pilots, full-school conversions, and a Next Generation Learning Challenges grantee school. He will continue to support Alliance’s network-wide blended learning initiatives as the Senior Advisor for Next Gen Learning. Before joining the Alliance, he served as the School Site Co-Director (Instruction) for Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools. During his time as the instructional leader, his school demonstrated some of the largest academic gains in the district. Mr. Tiongco began his career as a middle school teacher, technology coach, service learning and leadership coordinator, and marathon leader. He earned his BA in Sociology from UCLA and his MA in Computing in Education from Columbia University.