Jason Botel first joined the U.S Department of Education as the Senior White House Advisor for Education. Since then, he has taken on the title of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education and Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
Botel started his career teaching at Booker T. Washington Middle School in West Baltimore as a Teach For America corps member and went on to serve as founding principal and executive director of KIPP Baltimore. Most recently, he was the executive director of MarylandCAN. Botel holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from National-Louis University.