Mr. Jason joined the MSAE community August 2021. He ventured into Montessori beginning with an idea and an opening for a teacher in a hybrid-Montessori Adolescent Program. Armed with a passing familiarity with the Montessori philosophy, a love of learning, and the belief that he could make a meaningful impact on the lives of the students, he accepted the position that has since changed his life. With a background in research as a Geologist at the University of Georgia and Duke University, the scientific approach of the Montessori philosophy was attractive to him the first time he encountered it. Mr. Jason have always been interested in sharing his knowledge and his interest in the natural world with children, and was active in the community previously at The Duluth Montessori School. This interest and practice brought him to the realization that teaching adolescents is the job that he did not know he wanted all his life. As he continue his education in the philosophy and techniques of the Montessori Adolescent Program, he is passionate in the idea that Montessori is the most effective method to both educate children and prepare them for their lives as citizens.