Author: Jason B. Allen

Over the last 10 years, Jason B. Allen has worked in Education servicing our students, families and communities in various positions from After School and Summer Camp Director, Teacher Assistant, Associate Teacher, ELA & Reading Teacher (elem, middle and high school), Parent Liaison and a Family Engagement Specialist. A major goal of his is to ensure that all youth have positive role models to emulate and aspire them to find greatness in their endeavors. Throughout his academic career, he has mentored many young, African American males through his national mentoring program, BMWI (Black Men with Initiative), serving as the third National President. He has also volunteered with several community organizations including PTSA, Lillie’s Foundation and the JoJo Martin Renal Disease Foundation. He has served in various Board Chair capacities, completed Board Certification through the GA Charter Schools Commission, GA Leadership Academy Economic & Leadership Development Certification. He’s also a YouCAN advocate with 50Can and a 2017 GA Forward fellow. Embedding the spirit of service, the main goal of Mr. Allen is to simply help others along his life’s journey. He’s dedicated to servicing those in need, determined to do the right thing for the right reasons and dependable; living by his word being his bond.

Childhood Depression: 4 Helpful Things You Can Say

Improving our individual and collective health and wellness is essential to our survival. Let’s choose to survive. Let’s move! – Michelle Obama There are some kids who can feel isolated during the summer and beginning of the school year for a variety of reasons. Childhood depression and suicide is real yet we aren’t talking about it or providing resources to help…

Parents, do you need some summer relief?

Parents looking for some exciting ways to continue learning this summer? Or to just have the kids occupied? Well, we’ve brought back Pam McNall of Respectful Ways again this summer to provide helpful resources for families. Here’s a great summer resource that includes a beautiful bookmark printout for teachers and parents. It also gives great advice, check it out! 5…

Should Superintendents Have Classroom Experience?

“Can someone who isn’t a traditional educator or have classroom experience run a school district? I believe they can. Just know that they will run it based on their expertise.”  Our EdLanta topic this week is School Leadership. The question that is on the floor is, “should superintendents have classroom experience?” Check out our EdLanta Facebook Page and take our…

Is APS at the End of the Road with Carstarphen?

The current Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D., was hired in 2014 by the Atlanta Board of Education. On this evening, the ABOE will determine if they are at the end of the road with Carstarphen or if they are going to extend her contract. Over the last couple of weeks, stakeholders have been weighing in on the decision.…

GA Charter School Dripping in Success

Innovation is sparked from the heart and developed in the mind.  Georgia charter schools are dripping in success! This blog features the Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy which is beating the odds and providing that innovation through charter school networks is working. Students and stakeholders of Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy are excited about the teaching and learning taking…

Don’t Fear, Educational Reform Progresses!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela, political revolutionary, freedom fighter, and former president of South Africa Our current President may not be able to continue progressive change in American politics but I believe this first year teacher can continue progressive change in the American educational system. See our current…