Jason Novak

Jason Novak
Jason Novak is the director of Primary School at Lowell School. He received his BS in music education, K-12, from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and his MA in educational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY. In addition to his work as a music teacher and school administrator, Jason has also worked closely with educational and child advocacy groups such as the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS), the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators, the Human Rights Campaign, the Friends Council on Education, and local and national chapters of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

Recent Posts

The Proof is in the Pudding: Heritage Month Celebrations in Schools

Growing up, I was quite close with my grandmother. I often found myself with her in the kitchen where she would be cooking for the family. She loved to cook, and, at times, I had the pleasure of assisting her. I remember once...

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A Web of Privilege

As a white male charged with the important position of school division director, I am always engaged with and looking for different avenues to use my own privilege and positional power to impact positive change, honor and uphold...

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Honoring Excellence in Teaching via the Rainbow Flag

During Primary School Back To School Night this year, I had the opportunity to reflect on excellence in teaching. Great teachers invest a great deal of thought and preparation in their work with students and families. I used the...

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