Jason Krell

PRIN­CI­PAL

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As Prin­ci­pal of The Study Academy, Jason Krell has a very hands-on ap­proach to the way he op­er­ates on a daily ba­sis. At the start of each day, new teach­ing strate­gies for in­di­vid­ual stu­dents are dis­cussed with school founder and Di­rec­tor of Stu­dent and Fam­ily Sup­port, Bryan Levy-Young. These are then fol­lowed up with pro­gram plan­ning, dis­cus­sions with teach­ers, and pro­vid­ing up­dates to par­ents on var­i­ous pro­grams and com­mu­nity in­volve­ments. Krell is driven to find the best teach­ing strat­egy for his stu­dents, con­sid­er­ing the dif­fer­ent needs each in­di­vid­ual has. “Re­search shows that stu­dents, all stu­dents, are ca­pa­ble of trans­for­ma­tive change and I am deeply mo­ti­vated to de­velop and im­ple­ment strate­gies that fuel that change.” One such ex­am­ple is a for­mer stu­dent who had been di­ag­nosed with Dys­lexia and had un­der­per­formed in tra­di­tional class­room set­tings. When she was ex­posed to the per­son­al­ized ap­proach of­fered at The Study Academy, her re­sults im­proved dra­mat­i­cally. For Krell, teach­ing is an on­go­ing learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. “I am driven to chal­lenge as­sump­tions about ed­u­ca­tional mod­els,” he says. “This means ask­ing ques­tions about the ef­fec­tive­ness of pro­grams, teach­ing meth­ods, and even the class­room en­vi­ron­ment and hav­ing the com­mit­ment to re­vise those

be­liefs.”

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