HaeJohn Medley

Art Instructional Specialist & Spruce Houseparent

HaeJohn Medley

Art Instructional Specialist & Spruce Houseparent

HaeJohn is the Art Instructional Specialist at Eagle Rock. His focus is to help young people understand, appreciate, and create artwork with the idea that it’s more than pretty pictures. Art is creativity, communication, problem solving, and progress.
HaeJohn was born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, NV. Being raised by his Korean mother and American father helped him understand the world between cultures and how they influence each other. He started his Eagle Rock experience in 2004 as a students teacher and a year later, was awarded the Public Allies Visual Arts Fellowship at Eagle Rock. Since completing his fellowship, HaeJohn has been a freelance artist, public high school art teacher, K-8 private school art teacher, and in home private instructor. During this time HaeJohn was also a part of the CCSD Art Education Standards Team, student counsel advisor, and Nobel Learning’s National Teacher of the Year semi-finalist. HaeJohn Graduated from Hastings College with a degree in K-12 art education with an emphasis in Ceramics and Psychology. HaeJohn currently resides in Spruce House accompanied by his dog Turbo.


More About HaeJohn

I’m really moved by people making tough decisions to better something that doesn’t directly impact them.

Students inspire me when they take charge of their success and joy.