Jason is a senior researcher in Education Northwest’s Center for Research, Evaluation, and Analysis. His research supports educators in the Pacific Northwest and around the country in the areas of English learner student instruction and related issues such as teacher development for bilingual and dual-language instruction. He currently leads REL Northwest’s researcher-practitioner partnership with the Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB), providing technical assistance and conducting rigorous research to support the PESB, higher education and other stakeholders to design and evaluate alternative route and “grow your own” teacher programs to increase the number of bilingual teachers and teachers of color in Washington.
My work at Education Northwest combines my passion for equity with my desire for learning, enjoyment of problem solving and love of teamwork. My projects working to improve English language learner outcomes or evaluating school or district programs push me a little past my knowledge and comfort level, so I am always learning and working with others.