Biography for Jason Botel

Bio for Jason Botel


Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Delegated the Authority to Perform the Functions and Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Jason Botel serves as 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.