A fifth grade math teacher from Richardson, Texas...

John Pearson

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

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 archived game:
#6936, aired 2014-11-10 Ben Ingram vs. Rebecca Rider vs. John Pearson 2014 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
John previously appeared on Jeopardy! as John Pearson 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.

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