Meet the Team

Jason M

Jason Mellen

Director of Finance & Operations

Area of Expertise: Operations, Business Management, Strategic Development, Governance

Jason Mellen has experience in the charter school sector and worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Vertus Charter High School.  At Vertus he led the operations of the school that tripled in size, relocated to a new state of the art facility, and developed extensive systems and routines.  Mr. Mellen also served for five years on the Board of Trustees at Urban Choice Charter School, three years as Board Treasurer. On the Urban Choice board, he had a major role in steering the organization’s focus to student outcomes, strategically spending funds, and hiring a new CEO.  Jason also has helped lead a successful turn-around and sale of a family business, consulted with small business owners to expand their business, lead adult education programs, and innovation research projects. Mr. Mellen has a degree in Secondary English Education and Master’s degree in International Education focusing on education finance and policy.  He is a current doctoral candidate in St. John Fisher’s Executive Leadership program.

The founding team will also include the following positions:

Academic Team

Engineering Teacher
(Project Lead the Way Curriculum)

Business Teacher
(High School of Business Curriculum)

English Teacher

Math Teacher

Social Studies Teacher

Science Teacher

English Language Learner Teacher

Special Education Teacher

World Language Teacher

Physical Education Teacher

Student Supports Team

 

Director of Student Culture

 

Student Support Services Coordinator

 

Response to Intervention Specialist

 

Licensed Professional Counselor

Operations Team

 

Office Wizard
(Administrative Assistant)

Grant Writer (Contracted)

Student Recruiter (Contracted)