Jason is an independent consultant who supports senior education leaders who want to be a force for equity in education make critical strategic decisions.
Formerly, he was the director of strategic initiatives at NewSchools Venture Fund where he guided the organization's investment strategy and thought leadership efforts.
Prior to joining NewSchools, Jason spent five years at Bellwether Education Partners where he researched, wrote about, and advised foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies on city-level education reform initiatives, governance, innovation, and talent. He believes that bold new approaches to improving schools are the path to equitable and high performing school systems. Prior to joining Bellwether, Jason led programmatic and innovation initiatives at Education Pioneers. He was a Education Pioneers graduate fellow at Envision Schools in 2007. Jason began his career serving youth as a treatment provider in a residential crisis unit, and then as a middle school humanities teacher, both in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Jason earned his master's degree in education from Stanford University with a concentration in policy, organization, and leadership studies. He received his bachelor's in secondary education and environmental studies from Western Michigan University.