Driven by a passionate belief that all children deserve a quality education, Jason Sarsfield helps lead the National Charter Schools Institute’s initiatives focused on excellence in authorizing, new school development and helping teams achieve breakthrough performance. Having served as co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at Charlton Heston Academy, Jason has walked the walk and lived the school start-up experience, firsthand. Before founding Charlton Heston Academy, Jason dedicated seven years to authorizer leadership roles at the State University of New York and Central Michigan University, where he lead or served on the teams charged with overseeing the charter application, charter renewal and school evaluation processes.
Early on the journey, Jason dedicated nearly five years to teaching and learning, where he made a difference in the lives of children, firsthand, while serving as a classroom teacher and coach. Jason brings a wealth of experience and a steadfast commitment to ensuring those children in greatest need receive the quality education they deserve. Jason has played a key role in broadening the charter sector’s capacity to influence practice and advance public education, impacting the educational opportunities for students in Michigan, New York and throughout the nation. Jason earned his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Northern Michigan University, and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University.