Jazon Zimba is founding principal of Student Achievement Partners (SAP) and the man who is leading SAP after David Coleman went to head up the College Board. SAP is a major player in Common Core implementation.
Zimba was the lead writer on the Common Core mathematics standards. He earned his doctorate in mathematical physics from Berkeley, co-founded the Grow Network with Coleman, and previously taught physics and math at Bennington College. I'd never met Zimba, until we had the chance to sit down last week.