Staff Directory

Social Studies
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Jason Willoughby
7/8 Social Studies Teacher
jwilloughby@innovationcharter.org

Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1998. He entered a PhD program in Sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles but quickly realized that he preferred teaching to research. He began working at IACS in 2008 with the New Teachers’ Collaborative. After beginning at IACS, he began working to incorporate systems-thinking tools to help students broaden their understanding of history. He has written about his students’ work for the Creative Learning Exchange and offered presentations at the bi-annual Systems-Thinking & Dynamic Modelling Conference for K-12 Education. In addition, he has worked with students to help them prepare to present their own work at the annual DynamiQueST conference at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In addition to his role as social studies teacher and 7/8 advisor, he is the social studies curriculum coordinator for the middle school and systems thinking coordinator for the humanities in the middle school and high school.