Education Perspectives

EP 5 Dr. Jason Glass - KDE Commissioner

March 08, 2023 Liza Holland/ Dr. Jason Glass Season 1 Episode 5
Education Perspectives
EP 5 Dr. Jason Glass - KDE Commissioner
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Show Notes

Introduction of Guest BIO – 

​Jason E. Glass is commissioner and chief learner at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).

Glass, a native of Brandenburg, Ky., has been commissioner of education since September 2020. He previously was superintendent and chief learner of Jeffco Public Schools in Colorado since 2017 and was superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado from 2013 to 2017.

In 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Glass to the National Board for Education Sciences. He has received numerous awards for his work including: the 2019 Frank D’Angelis Inspiration Award; 2018 Jefferson County Administrators’ Association Leadership Award; 2017 Jefferson County Administrators’ Association Frazen Award for Innovation in Education; Columbine Masonic Lodge No. 147’s 2017 Denver Founder’s Award for Education Stewardship; 2016 Walking Mountains Science Center President’s Award for Leadership in Bilingual Education; 2016 Colorado Association of Bilingual Educators Advocacy Award for Advocacy for Language Education; Dual Language of New Mexico; Nominated in 2016 and 2019 for Colorado Superintendent of the Year; and Christian Science Monitor’s 8 School Chiefs to Watch, 2018’s #1 State Education Chief to Watch.

Glass is an avid mountain biker and alpine skier and enjoys camping and playing/listening to all kinds of music. He and his wife Sarah - who worked as a teacher for 17 years - have two children, Norah and Chase, and a dog, Sunny. Both children attend Fayette County Public Schools


Agents of Change: Leaders/Innovators

  • 30,000 ft. view – Why do we, as a society invest in education?
  • What drew you to education?
  • What do you love about what you do?
  • Tell us about United We Learn – what should everyone know?
  • Tell us a story or favorite memory about your work in education
  • What are the biggest challenges or obstacles you face?
  • What would you like decision makers to know?

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