A native to the use of technology in education, Jason taught middle school science and AVID from 2001-2007 in the Silicon Valley area. Focused on the use of project-based learning through collaborative projects, he helped many students succeed through 24/7 learning environments. Jason earned a Master's degree in educational leadership from San Jose State University and spent eight years with the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), a statewide project in California, funded by the California Department of Education. TICAL's mission is to assist administrators across the state with technology integration and support. TICAL also provides services to the state of Arkansas.
During his tenure working out of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Jason provided professional development workshops and credential coursework to local teachers and administrators. Jason is currently Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District overseeing Curriculum, Assessment, Professional Development, Information and Education Technology. Jason presents at regional, statewide, national, and international conferences as well as leads workshops for CUE, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD).
Jason has worked with several schools and districts in technology planning and has provided professional development in the integration of technology to engage students, increase student achievement, and develop higher order, college and career-ready skills in the 21st century. Jason has helped design curriculum for the nationally-recognized Leading Edge Certification program to support innovative educators. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Mountain View 2008) and a Google Education Trainer. To disconnect, Jason enjoys traveling, hiking, playing drums, and spending time with his family and two dogs.