Jason arrived at Pegasus following five years as the associate head of school at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, Illinois. Before joining Lab, Jason worked for 20 years in high achieving public schools in California and Pennsylvania, where he served as an economics teacher, middle school principal, high school principal, and assistant superintendent.
Jason received a BA in Economics and Sociology from California State University, Fullerton; his California Teaching Credential from Chapman University; MA from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and, completed all coursework toward a Doctorate of Education at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Jason also completed an executive leadership program at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He served as a trustee for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). He currently serves as a trustee for the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
Jason’s wife of 30 years, Pernille, enjoyed a successful career in business and currently sits on three corporate boards, as well as both the national and the international board of Save the Children. She is an author who released her first book in her native country of Denmark, and then in 2015, Design Your Life, was released in the U.S. Her book has also been printed in Chinese and Arabic, and has been published in both China, in 2018, and Saudi Arabia in 2019. Jason and Pernille have two children, Sine and Sebastian, who both reside in Los Angeles. Sine graduated from Loyola Marymount University and is working as an event designer. Sebastian has recently returned to school at Long Beach State University, to pursue his Teaching Credential.Committee Participation: