Jonathan Hagmaier

Class of 1989

At Marana High School, Jon was an all-conference lineman in football and lettered in wrestling.
Jon attended Sterling College in Kansas so he could play football and was a two-time all-conference and all-district player. In 1993, he graduated with a B.A. in history and government and earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from NAU in 2001.

Jon had more than 16 years of experience in public education as an administrator and educator, including for at-risk youth. In 2006, Jon leveraged his experience and joined with co-founders Matt Muller and Mary Hagmaier to develop a software tool allowing educators to monitor student progress as an assessment platform to improve student performance.

The computer software company became Interactive Achievement and won numerous awards and recognitions before being sold as a successful multi-million-dollar company.

Jon wrote a book about his entrepreneurial experience, co-founded Common Wealth Growth Group, became Managing and Product Director for Whizz Education, and currently serves as Senior Vice President for Turning Technologies.

Since leaving MHS, Jon has become a college football player and graduate, a teacher for at-risk students, a coach, a school administrator, the founder and CEO of two successful companies, an author, and a motivational speaker.

Jon’s mission is to inspire others through thought leadership, mentoring, and supporting teams to grow in a scalable and manageable way. He believes strong values aligned with a bold strategy are key to achieving success. We should fail every day, but never repeat the same failures

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