A 4th grade math teacher from Richardson, Texas...

John Pearson

"His school's theme this year is superheroes. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an educator! From Richardson, Texas, he is..."

2014 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
2013 Teachers Tournament winner: $100,000.

John taught 4th grade math at Austin Elementary School in Coppell, Texas at the time of his appearance.

John was one of two alternates (with 2017 College Championship winner Lilly Chin) for the 2019 All-Star Games, and appeared in the audience for the draft presented on Facebook Live 2018-09-22.

Last name pronounced like "PEER-son".

John appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#6715, aired 2013-11-22 Mary Beth Hammerstrom vs. Becky Giardina vs. John Pearson 2013 Teachers Tournament final game 2.
#6714, aired 2013-11-21 Mary Beth Hammerstrom vs. Becky Giardina vs. John Pearson 2013 Teachers Tournament final game 1.
#6711, aired 2013-11-18 John Pearson vs. Timothy Shuker-Haines vs. Katie Moriarty 2013 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 1.
#6709, aired 2013-11-14 Becky Giardina vs. Maryanne Lewell vs. John Pearson 2013 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 4.
John would later appear on Jeopardy! as John Pearson in the following archived game:
#6936, aired 2014-11-10 Ben Ingram vs. Rebecca Rider vs. John Pearson 2014 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

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