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.

Children Need Schools Not Business Centers

“We want community oriented charter schools, not schools turned into for profit business centers!”  Parents and charter school advocates understand that family and community engagement are at the core of charter school’s success. Charter schools were birthed by parents and community members who wanted to see improved educational outcomes for children. This helped empower the school choice movement across America.…

Georgia Grows Through Innovation!

“Anything that isn’t growing and changing isn’t alive!”  The State of Georgia is showing that it is ready for growth and innovation in the way it educates children.  The Georgia Charter School Association proudly published the following press release regarding the addition of three (3) new incubator charter schools and one (1) additional charter school. YES, for those who have…

CREATE Teachers Who Make Successful Schools!

As schools get ready for a busy back to school season here in Atlanta, twenty new teacher residents will be joining the classrooms of exemplary teachers across the city to co-teach lessons, learn best practices, and be mentored by some of Atlanta’s best instructors. This is all happening through CREATE. CREATE is a 3-year teacher residency program. This first began…

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…