The JASON Experience for Districts

Engage your community, students, and parents in scientific thinking

and activity through JASON Learning

The jobs of the future will require STEM literacy and skills. Students will need to learn how to become “scientific thinkers” in order to thrive in the new economy. Will your community be ready?

Superintendents are responsible for preparing their community for a jobs-driven economy that will be fueled by STEM careers. Success in science learning requires a holistic approach—students must be supported by their entire community in order to value scientific literacy and achieve at high levels. This can only happen when there is cultural alignment and support for STEM. JASON provides districts with a proven solution for connecting classroom learning with community communication and engagement, making this alignment possible—and effective!

How does JASON build a community of scientific thinkers?

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Join these pioneering district leaders who are making an impact

in STEM education in their communities

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Matt Montgomery

Revere, Ohio

The Revere Local School District is located between Bath and Richfield Village, Ohio. The District is broken up into four schools, Revere High School, Revere Middle School, Bath Elementary School, and Hillcrest Elementary School.The district was formed in the early 1950s after the communities of Bath and Richfield voted to combine their two smaller school systems. The consolidation was approved and the new district was named the Revere Local School District.

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Dr. Elie Bracy III

Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth Public Schools mission is to engage all students in learning that will foster academic excellence and responsible citizenship.

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Dr. HD Chambers

Alief, Texas

Alief ISD was founded in 1917 and is located in southwest Houston, an urban community with thriving businesses, active churches, and a variety of recreational facilities. An exemplary education is provided for students in prekindergarten through grade twelve. The district offers a wide range of educational opportunities in academics, the arts, and career and technology education. Special education, gifted/talented, English as a second language (ESL), and an English-Spanish bilingual program are among the support strands available. Alief is the most ethnically diverse of school districts of comparable size in Texas. Virtually every culture of the modern world is represented in its 47,000 student enrollment; more than 80 languages and dialects are spoken. Guest speakers, culture clubs, and ethnic fairs help promote multicultural appreciation.

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Janelle James

Southwest Schools, Texas

Southwest Schools is a choice-based Texas education district, opened in 1999, with an understanding that true learning is not based on standardized testing or college entrance, but on offering a fulfilling educational experience that can be adjusted for each student.
This charter district contains elementary schools, sober day programs, residential programs and a combined middle and high school, accommodating students through the entire life cycle of their education and personal circumstances.

Small school sizes foster an intimate and positive culture. Communication channels are open in all directions, ensuring that students, parents, faculty and staff each have a voice. Faculty and staff develop programs that cater to each individual student’s needs.

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Edward T. Toman

Wetzel County Schools, West Virginia

Wetzel County Schools strives to create productive citizens and collaborative communicators that are prepared for college and career success, and supports and promotes engaging, standards-based personalized learning.

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Dr. Paul E. Blanford

The School District of Elmwood

The School District of Elmwood is located in Elmwood, Wisconsin, about 60 miles east of the Twin Cities’ metro area in rural northwestern Wisconsin. The village of Elmwood is nestled among wooded hills within the beautiful Eau Galle River Valley. The school district consists of one 4K-12 building that serves 325 students, with two administrators, 27 teachers, 20 support staff, and an average class size of 24 students. The school district is sub-divided into three schools: Elmwood Elementary School, Elmwood Middle School, and Elmwood High School. All three schools are located under the same roof.

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Dr. Gwendolyn P. Shannon

Southampton County Public School Division

In June of 2016, the Southampton County School Board named Dr. Gwendolyn Page Shannon as Superintendent for Southampton County Public School Division. Prior to her move to Virginia, Dr. Shannon served for 12 years as an administrator in the East Jasper School District in Mississippi, with the last two years in the role of Superintendent. In her first year as Superintendent of Southampton County Public Schools, Dr. Shannon and her team focused on five goals (1) increasing student achievement, (2) ensuring a safe and healthy school culture and climate, (3) improving employee retention and professional training, (4) enhancing community and parental partnerships, and (5) continued capital improvements and acquiring more resources.

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Mr. Adam Cheeseman

Doddridge County Schools, West Virginia

Doddridge County School’s Mission Statement “Now is the Time: United to make a difference” announces the district’s goal of uniting administration, teachers, students, families and the larger community to make a difference in our students’ lives and our community’s future. Doddridge County is experiencing a boom in oil and gas development and the district is taking steps to ensure that economic benefits are translated into long term educational opportunities by upgrading facilities and enhancing student learning.

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Dr. Matthew Eberhardt

Madison County, Virginia

Madison County Public Schools (MCPS), a student-centered and community-supported school division, insures a superior education in a changing world. Their vision is to build on excellence to exceed community expectations…to be the best. Madison’s excellent schools focus on traditional methods and progressive programs in a never-ending cycle of improvement.

This special offering includes the full package of JASON Learning’s curriculum resources, teacher professional development, and community engagement programs. It was created in partnership with AASA and is based on recommendations from the STEM Leadership Consortia chaired by Matt Montgomery, Superintendent of Revere Schools, H.D. Chambers, Superintendents of Alief ISD, Brenda Arteaga, Superintendent of Southwest Schools, Eleanor Smalley, JASON Learning’s President and CEO, and Mort Sherman, AASA’s Associate Executive Director.

Please contact us for more information about how you can bring “The JASON Experience” to your school district and community:

Dr. Eleanor Smalley, JASON Learning
esmalley@jason.org | 703-581-4472

Dr. Bernadine Futrell, AASA
bfutrell@aasa.org | 703-875-0717

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