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ASHBURN, VA (July 7, 2023)—The AASA/JASON STEM Certification, a prestigious accolade recognizing exceptional achievements in STEM education, has been awarded to London City Schools (OH) and Mercer County Schools (WV).

This certification signifies a district’s commitment to providing students with innovative and engaging learning experiences, equipping them with the skills needed for success in the 21st century. 

The AASA/JASON STEM Certification is a testament to the extraordinary efforts and dedication displayed by London City and Mercer County Schools’ educators, administrators, students, and community members. These school districts have gone above and beyond to create an environment that inspires and empowers the next generation of STEM leaders.

“Our district is thrilled to receive the AASA/JASON Learning STEM Certification this year. Building meaningful STEM learning opportunities has been a district priority for the last eight years. This designation validates the hard work of many in our district and the commitment the district has to continue to link meaningful STEM learning experiences with college and careers.”

Dr. Lou Kramer, Superintendent of London City Schools

The JASON team provided this feedback from London City School’s application to become STEM Certified, which highlights their remarkable STEM programs:

  • London City Schools has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to fostering a culture of STEM throughout the entire district. 
  • The diverse array of STEM offerings available to students at every grade level is truly outstanding. 
  • London City’s pioneering Student STEM Advisory group ensures that student-level feedback is integrated into decision-making processes, setting a groundbreaking example for student involvement in educational initiatives.

“I am pleased that Mercer County Schools has been recognized as a STEM district by AASA and JASON Learning. Mercer County has always been committed to fostering innovation and offering our students the best possible education. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math instruction, with the guidance and resources from JASON Learning, we are ensuring our students are well prepared to compete in the ever-evolving job market.”

Mr. Edward Toman, Superintendent of Mercer County Schools

The JASON team provided this feedback regarding Mercer County School’s application to become STEM certified, which outlines their exceptional STEM opportunities:

  • Mercer County Schools has established pockets of excellence centered around high-quality, memorable, and engaging “event-style” STEM learning experiences. 
  • Their commitment to continuous growth in STEM education for all students throughout the district is commendable. 
  • The Mercer County Technical Education Center has played a pivotal role in identifying career pathways and creating comprehensive educational plans and support systems for students, facilitating a seamless transition to further education and training.

“Our educators and administrators returned from the 2023 JASON National Conference ready to explore new possibilities in STEM and passionate about continuing the work that made us a STEM district. I support them in implementing these innovative ideas in our schools. I am confident that this recognition will only bolster our district’s reputation as a leader in STEM education and create even more opportunities for our students.”

Mr. Edward Toman, Superintendent of Mercer County Schools

These districts’ recognition as STEM leaders will further enhance their reputation and provide even more opportunities for their students. The districts will retain their certification for three years, after which they will be required to participate in a re-credentialing process.

For more information about the AASA/JASON STEM Certification, please contact: Matt Sieloff, Vice President of Implementation and Development at JASON Learning at


About JASON Learning

JASON Learning is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit transforming science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through real-world STEM curricula, project-based learning experiences for PreK-12 students, and high-quality professional development for teachers. JASON’s mission is to “inspire and educate students everywhere through real science and exploration.” To learn more about JASON, visit  

JASON Media Contact: Jenna Davis,

About AASA

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit