Head of School
Jason W. Powell, Ed.D.


University of Central Florida
Educational Leadership
Florida State University
Educational Administration/Leadership
Florida State University
Mathematics Education

Professional Experience

Dr. Powell has more than 20 years of professional educational leadership experience. He has held numerous leadership roles including directing school choice implementation for the 10th largest school district in the U.S. (magnet, charter, private school voucher and home school choices) and managing public-private educational partnership initiatives to provide for the finance, design and construction of charter schools.


He started his career as a math teacher and experienced many leadership roles including principal, assistant principal, dean of students and coach. He began serving as the Head of The Christ School in the spring of 2006. His passion for education and community, combined with his leadership experience, offers TCS students and families a leader who works tirelessly to ensure a Christ-centered, academically rigorous experience for each student.

Community and Professional Activities

Trustee, The Heart of The City Foundation
Van Lunen Fellows’ Program at Calvin College 2013-14
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando Gotham Fellowship 2015-16
Lifework Leadership Class of 2008
Christian Leadership Concepts 2005-07

Welcome to The Christ School! Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your parenting journey. Your family will be blessed by the due diligence you are giving to this important decision. When you select a school, you are entrusting a partner for the shaping of your child during the foundational years of life. As a father of three school-aged children, I understand and respect the significance of the decision you are making. Please know we are praying for your family as you discern God’s will for your school choice.

As you learn about The Christ School (TCS), we want to be clear that we are serious about the work of providing an academically rigorous and Christ-centered experience for our students. These are not mutually exclusive priorities. I have spent over 20 years in education and have overseen varied educational delivery models (public, charter, home schooling and private independent schools). Based on my professional and personal experience, I strongly believe that academic rigor and a Christ-centered focus are both necessary to reach the whole child.

What is a Christ-centered education? It is a transformational process of engaging students in developing a worldview that challenges the current culture. It is a process that endeavors to reveal the patterns of God’s truth through the thoughtful and deepening exploration of all subject matter. At The Christ School, we believe we are called to glorify God by delivering excellence in a Christ-centered experience. It is to His name that our scholarship points. This is why we are proud that TCS students and graduates confidently pursue excellence in scholarship, service and leadership.

When schools communicate about academic excellence, there is often conversation about curriculum, textbooks and facilities to describe the academic experience within an educational community. While each of these is valuable, ensuring an academically rigorous experience for each student at The Christ School is our top priority. We have a thoughtful and intentional academic structure that facilitates excellence. This consists of five key components: Pedagogy, Design, Reflection, Measurement and Communication. You will find explanations and examples of each of these areas as you thoughtfully examine our admission packet and begin the process of understanding the high expectations that are placed on academics here at TCS.

We are passionate about the learning process. I welcome the opportunity to visit with you and discuss the uncompromising K-8 experience that The Christ School is committed to providing. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming tour or appointment.

Jason W. Powell Signature

Jason W. Powell, Ed.D.
Head of School