Jason has nearly 20 years of experience in education, first as a classroom teacher, then as a technology integration specialist and technology coordinator near Omaha, Nebraska, and then as an instructional technology coach in Northeastern Wisconsin. In July 2021, Jason became the Executive Director of Wisconsin Virtual School (WVS). Jason earned his Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College in 2004 and earned a Master’s Degree in secondary education and education technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2011. Jason holds certifications from several education technology organizations and is a CoSN Certified Ed Tech Leader. Outside of working hours, Jason enjoys reading, woodworking, golfing, kayaking, and camping with his family. Jason married Heidi in 2002, and they have three children. They currently live in Green Bay, WI. Find him on Twitter @jasonschmidt123.