Jonathan P. Costa, Sr. is the Assistant Executive Director for EdAdvance.  A graduate of Fairfield University, he has advanced degrees in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University with central office administrative and superintendent level certifications from the State of Connecticut.  A former public and private school social studies teacher, Jonathan joined EdAdvance in 1991 as a staff development consultant.  After 7 years of providing services to the region, he embarked on an educational consulting business, spending the next 10 years as a self-employed speaker, writer, and consultant working throughout New England and the mid-atlantic states.  In 2008, Jonathan returned to the agency as the Director of School/Program Services, serving in that role until he became the Assistant Executive Director in July of 2016.  

Mr. Costa’s current responsibilities involve supervision of all direct K-12 & Adult Education services on behalf of EdAdvance, including a wide variety of professional enrichment and student learning programs.  In addition, he continues to provide direct services through the agency to support district level planning and policy work, primarily focused on aligning systems for student success in a digital world.  He is the author of “Digital Learning For All, Now!" which was published by Corwin Press, and is a competitive cyclist and golfer.