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Jason Botel

Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement

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Jason Botel serves as Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Jason first began his service at the Department of Education in the role of Senior White House Advisor for 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 master’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from National-Louis University.