Our Team

The NewSchools team draws on extensive experience from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors to help find, fund and support teams of educators and innovators.

Jason Atwood

Jason Atwood

Director

Jason is the Director of Research & Learning at NewSchools Venture Fund. In this role, he stewards our impact measurement efforts and partners with researchers to spark discoveries about the science of learning, the implementation of educational innovation, and the advancement of our expanded definition of student success framework.

Prior to joining NewSchools, Jason directed org-wide research, evaluation, and learning initiatives at Education Pioneers and Teach For America, including the implementation and impact studies of a $50M U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation Scale-Up grant. He has an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Philosophy and Government from Georgetown University.

Outside of work, Jason’s ambition to explore all the footrails of the Cascade mountain range is rivaled only by his desire to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for his wife and son.