The Knowledge Economy & Innovations in STEM

JASON National Conference 2022

July 6 & 7, 2022

7:30AM - 4:30PM
Lansdowne Resort & Spa
Leesburg, VA

Recap of the 2019 JASON National Conferences

Keynote Speakers & Guest Presenters

July 6th Keynotes

The Knowledge Economy

Dr. Zack Valdez

Advanced Manufacturing & Strategist @ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Importance of Clean Air

Dr. Lorie Karnath

Founder & President, Next Breath

Dr. David Edwards

Scientist, Inventor, Professor, Harvard University, Founder, FEND & Sensory Cloud, Inc.

July 7th Keynotes

Implications of Global Environmental Change

Dr. Chris D'Elia

Dean & Professor, College of the Coast & Environment, Louisiana State University

Design Thinking: Engaging Students in Math

Dr. Erin Krupa

Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University

Equity in STEM Education

Dr. Elie Bracy

Division Superintendent, Portsmouth Public Schools

Dr. Janeen Perry-Campbell

Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University

Featured Presenters

Dr. Aspasia Angelou

Dual Superintendent, Nadaburg Unified School District No. 81 & Morristown Elementary School District No. 75

Dr. Kristen Antoine-Morse

Science Curriculum Supervisor, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, LA

Lori Bedsole

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Educational Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Adam Cheeseman

Superintendent of Doddridge County Schools WV, Vice President of WVASA

Heather Farley

Technology Integration Specialist, Mercer County Public Schools, WV

Dr. Kim Given

Strategic Plan & Innovation Coordinator, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, OH

Dan Leffingwell

Executive Director of Special Projects and Student Services, East Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board , OH

Debra Hill

Vice President of Curriculum Development, JASON Learning, Houston, TX

Maura Hogan

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Staff Development, Newark City Schools, OH

Dr. Matthew Montgomery

Superintendent, Lake Forest Schools, IL

Rhonda Rogers

M. Ed. Reading Specialist, Title I Supervisor, Mercer County Public Schools, WV

Dr. Eleanor Smalley

President & CEO, JASON Learning, VA

Dr. Thomas Taylor

Superintendent, Stafford County Public Schools, VA

Ed Toman

Superintendent, Mercer County Public Schools, WV

Session Leaders & Trainers

Amanda Bell

JASON National Trainer, Portsmouth Public Schools, VA

Jude Kesl

Argonaut Expedition Leader, JASON Learning, VA

Devese Peach-Branch

JASON National Trainer, Portsmouth, VA

Julie Richards

Lead JASON National Trainer, JASON Learning

Monica Schmidt

JASON National Trainer, Houston, TX

Sean Smith

Chief Operations Officer & Chief Information Officer, JASON Learning, VA

Featured Content

Early Childhood in STEM

Beyond the Water Bottle: Minimizing Microplastic Pollution

JASON for Elementary

Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM, Round 2

From Water to Air: Scientific Pathways towards a Clearer, Cleaner Future

Problem Based Learning with JASON

Community Engagement

Localized STEM & CTE Curriculum

Recycling Collection

Argonaut Program


Knowledge Economy & Innovation

District Implementation

JASON National Conference Sponsors