Jabari McGreen was born and raised in Brooklyn. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and his Masters of Arts in Adolescent Education: Chemistry in 2018 from Hunter College. He was a Noyce scholar as part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program during his time at Hunter College. This scholarship program trained him on different ways to teach science using technology. He attended public school in Brooklyn and begins his teaching career at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
During the summer of 2018, he taught chemistry to incoming freshmen as part of Hunter College's SEEK Summer Bridge program. This program helps students by preparing them for the rigor of college-level work.
In addition to teaching chemistry, he has also taught robotics to middle school students. During the summer of 2017, his students explored visual programming with the LEGO EV3 software by building robots that use motors, programming and utilizing different sensors, and developing structural design skills.
Mr. McGreen is also an avid chess player, who has played the game competitively for over 15 years and has competed in over 200 events. As the youngest-ever certified national tournament director, he has traveled across the country to direct and manage both local and national level tournaments. He has been teaching chess for 7 years in both public and private schools to elementary and middle school students.