About Jason Ermer
Equal parts storyteller, teacher, and mathematician, Jason Ermer (he/him) was once lovingly voted “most likely to lead children to their fictional doom.”
Jason has two decades of experience as a professional educator, during which time his passion for crafting interactive problem-solving experiences has taken him from the mathematics classroom to the gaming table, and beyond.
Jason's current interests include exploring new opportunities in software engineering, instructional design, and developer relations, especially within the EdTech space.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jason holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin.
In addition to his years of experience in the middle school classroom, Jason was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas Austin, where he coached future secondary STEM teachers in the pedagogy of inquiry-based teaching, and taught mathematics courses for future elementary school teachers. In 2012 he won a Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Natural Sciences.
Jason and his husband, Michael, now live in Seattle, Washington.