Jason Novak, B.S. in Music Education, K-12 certification, Duquesne University. Jason began his educational career as a K-5 elementary general music teacher and choral director with the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV, where he taught for 7 years and opened two new schools. He then relocated to the east coast and shifted his life work from public schools into independent school culture. Jason is currently teaching early childhood and elementary general music at the Abington friends School in Jenkintown, a suburban community found just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Jason aspires to be an administrator of an institution where students can transparently express their inherent views and thoughts while developing their own unique identity in a culture that promotes diversity, arts education, and a progressive education.