After working part time with the after school program in Nixa, Missouri for almost three years, Jason moved into substitute teaching. Working with students of all ages and grades, Jason works hard to make sure the lessons are taught and that the kids have a disciplined and respectful classroom. “My hope is that, even if i am only in a class for even one time, is that I am able to help kids believe in themselves and encourage them to work hard,” Jason said.
Jason graduated from Missouri State University in June 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in media production and also received the screenwriters certificate. In January 2016, Jason also began teaching Media Production as adjunct faculty at Missouri State University. This class give the students an overall experience in writing, directing, editing, and running other positions on set of each students short films they work on. When asked about the class, Jason said “I took the class back when I was a student at MSU and my goal is to bring in my own personal expereinces and lessons I’ve learned from working on the sets of films, web series, commercials, music videos, as well as other media and apply it to the lessons. My goal is to show them that film is an ever growing beast that you learn from every day you work on a set, whether its your own project or someone else, you always walk away learning something. Getting involved and hands on, is the best way to learn the process. Just like my class allows.”
In August 2017 Jason was asked to teach a video for photographers class at Ozarks Technical Community College. He proudly joined and took on the task of creating a class that would help photographers get an understanding of filming video on their DSLR cameras and an overview of different film styles such as commercials, documentaries, and short films.