Dr. Jason Pittenger began his educational career as a Science teacher in the Tulsa area at Union Intermediate High School. In the classroom for 10 years teaching Chemistry, Biology, and computer programming, he leveraged an opportunity to become an Assistant Principal in the same building he was teaching. He served the students and staff at union for three years in this role.
With this unique experience, he expanded his skill set to serve the community of Edmond as the Curriculum Assistant Principal at Edmond North High School. During his time in this role, he worked diligently to identify academic metrics and solutions for continuous improvement. Following four years in this role, he was blessed to be chosen to lead the school in the building Principal role. During his six years as the Principal, Edmond North was named the top comprehensive public high school in the state of Oklahoma for three consecutive years, according to U.S. News and World Report. Following this experience, he moved to the Oklahoma State Department of Education as the Executive Director of Accreditation serving 500 plus districts in Oklahoma.
In this role, his division worked directly with Federal Programs, State Aid, Special Education, Personnel, Student Services, Transportation, Child Nutrition, Assessment, and Accountability among others.
Jason has been in education in Oklahoma for over 25 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and has earned his Doctorate from Southern Nazarene University (2021). He has 2 boys, Lane age 12 and Lyric, age 15, has coached travel Ice Hockey for over a decade and enjoys all things music in his spare time.
“Mustang is a quality district with quality people doing wonderful things for kids," he said. "I feel very fortunate to be in a district with such visionary leadership, wonderful community support, terrific kids and great people. I look forward to serving this community in ways that support the mission and vision of the district allowing our teachers and staff to maximize the potential of each and every student.