Jason begins his seventh year as Head of School at Pegasus, following five years as the associate head of school at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, Illinois. Before joining Lab, Jason worked for 20 years in high achieving public schools in California and Pennsylvania, where he served as an economics teacher, middle school principal, high school principal, and assistant superintendent.
Jason received a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from California State University, Fullerton; California Teaching Credential from Chapman University; M.A. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and, completed all coursework toward a Doctorate of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jason also completed an executive leadership program at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He served as a trustee for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). This year, Jason is finishing his appointment to the California Association of Independent School, (CAIS) Board, where he is serving a four-year term, including the last three as the Board Treasurer for CAIS.
Jason’s wife of 31 years, Pernille, enjoyed a successful career in business and currently sits on both corporate and philanthropic boards, including ECCO, Homeboy Industries, and, the national and the international board of Save the Children. Her first book, Design Your Life, was released in the U.S. in November, 2015, after being originally published in her native country of Denmark, and has since been released in Chinese and Arabic. Jason and Pernille have two children, Sine and Sebastian. Sine graduated from Loyola Marymount University and is working in Los Angeles for The Little Market. Sebastian has recently gone back to school to pursue a teaching credential at Long Beach State, and also resides in Long Beach, with Amanda, his fiancee.