Jason has been a teacher, coach, and leader in education for nearly two decades. His experiences living and working in an array of school settings deeply influences his work with teachers, coaches, and administrators today. Jason is a master at delivering personalized professional development, collaborating with teachers to build effective literacy practices, and guiding leaders to manage change and develop school-wide literacy initiatives. Jason holds a BA from Ball State University in Elementary Education with a minor in Child Psychology and Development; a MA in Language, Literacy, and Specialized instruction from DePaul University; and a MS in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. He has been a part of the Schoolwide team since 2013. Jason grew up in Northwest Indiana and now lives in the north suburbs of Chicago. When he is not in schools or collaborating with teachers and leaders, he is enjoying time with his wife and four children. Jason can usually be found volunteering with his children’s theater company, completing DIY projects around the house, or water skiing in the Ozarks.