Jason Patterson, a native of Atlanta, matriculated through the DeKalb County School System from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Upon graduating from Lithonia High School, he attended Morehouse College in downtown Atlanta, where he was a scholarship athlete and graduated with a dual degree in math and education with a minor in psychology. He received his master’s degree from Central Michigan University in educational leadership in 2012, and is currently enrolled in the educational leadership doctoral program at Georgia State University.
Jason has taught in the DeKalb County School System as an algebra I/math I teacher and in Atlanta Public Schools, teaching coordinate algebra and accelerated geometry/advanced algebra at Grady High School. He spent two years working for an education transformational company, spending time training school and district leadership on Common Core shifts in English/language arts and mathematics, developing teacher leaders and instructional coaches, and supporting teachers on the elementary, middle and high school levels — to name a few of his responsibilities. Most recently, Jason supported the elementary and middle schools within the Grady and Washington clusters, as well as all the high schools in the area of mathematics as a content specialist with Atlanta Public Schools.