Jason ShiroffI am proud to be one of the few Denver natives around and an alumni of the Denver Public Schools. After graduating from the International Baccalaureate program at George Washington High School, I studied Environmental Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While there, I also earned certificates in Peace and Conflict Studies and social change/community organizing.
My post college days brought me to Guatemala where I was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years. I learned Spanish, developed eco-tourism projects, and began my teaching career. I taught environmental education in small village schools in the beautiful Guatemalan countryside.
Upon returning to the US I completed a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Colorado at Denver and began teaching full time. I’ve taught in private, public, and now charter schools. With each school deepening my practice and experiences.
I love teaching at The Odyssey School because of its focus on character as well as academics. I appreciate the vision set by our design principles. It is an honor and a pleasure to work in such an intentional, caring, and rigorous environment.
Outside of school, I am part of the Denver Writing Project leadership team. I run my own small web design business. My hobbies include riding my recumbent bicycle, spending time outside, writing, and enjoying music. Most importantly, I am a father to a wonderful toddler who amazes me and makes me laugh everyday.