Founder, Liber Institute
2021 Speaker

Rapid City, South Dakota

Jonathan Santos Silva has been a trouble-making, system-breaking leader in the education space for over 12 years. While he is most recently known for his work as Founder of The Liber Institute and as Chairman of The Bored of Ed Podcast, Jonathan can also be credited with contributions to the Cambiar Catalyst Fellowship (for aspiring school systems leaders) and South Dakota’s Native American Achievement Schools. Jonathan has been recognized for his work as a classroom teacher, founding school leader, and consultant, and is a sought after speaker due to his engaging and uplifting style. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University and an M.A. in Education Administration from the University of South Dakota and currently resides on the outskirts of He Sapa (the Black Hills of South Dakota) with his wife, four children, and two rez dogs.