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.
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Graduate or Not!

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe Several Atlanta parents and families are racing the clock to ensure that their student walks across the stage in just a few short hours to gain their high school diploma. However, this year, some Atlanta high schools continue to drop the ball with how they engage…

Surviving the Scandal! The Voice of an Atlanta Teacher

“If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.” —Robert Noyce  Vincent Cheeks is the host of “Conversations in Education.” Vincent has a degree in criminal justice from Florida A&M University and a degree in education from Georgia State University. He is currently a music, TV, and talk radio show host and a community activist.…

Chance’s Bully: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

“Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours brighter!”   – Anonymous student            Imagine being a parent and receiving an email or phone call from your child’s teacher informing them of the bad behavior your child displayed in class. There are three base commonalities in parent reactions to this including, “my child doesn’t act like this…

Helping Students Excel in Math

“One should study mathematics simply because it helps to arrange one’s ideas!” – M. W. Lomonossow  Michael Cohen is a Math teacher in Atlanta who is passionate about ensuring that every student that enters his classroom experiences success. I am impressed with his leadership and passion to ensure that not only are his students engaged, but that their families are…

A Teacher’s View on Successful Ways to Turn Around Student Success

“Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.” – Corey Griffith   This post features Atlanta Educator, Corey Griffith fifth grade teacher at Woodson Park Academy located on the west side of Atlanta, GA. Corey specializes in the utilization of culturally responsive strategies, which promote academic achievement and success for all students. His sole mission is to, “Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.”  …

Low Income Doesn’t Equal Low Achieving

“There’s more to black success than ghetto stories!” – Matthew Ryder  Stereotypes are often at the heart of equity issues and equal access of students and parents within the education system. Low income doesn’t equal low achieving, nor does low income automatically mean black. We have to stop treating children as if they are the problem and actually fix the…