Jeryl Kolb Reading and Math Specialist Read more Jeryl received his Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix in 2011 after student teaching in Seattle Public Schools. He started at Chestnut Hill in 2012 as a Substitute Teacher and made the switch to Instructional Assistant in 2015. This is his third year as the Math and Reading Specialist at CHA. Prior to entering the educational field, Jeryl received his B.S. in Biology and worked for a number of environmental consulting firms as an environmental biologist, specializing primarily in wetlands and endangered species habitat restoration. In his free time Jeryl enjoys spending time with family and friends (especially his 13-year old daughter), and many outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking.