Jarad joins Transcend as a Partner on the School Design Team. He has spent the past 15 years dedicated to excellence and equity in learning environments. Jarad believes there is an imperative to rethink, reimagine, and redesign educational systems for optimal student outcomes.
Prior to Joining Transcend, Jarad served as a high school Language Arts teacher in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, served in a district capacity for the System of Care department in Spring Branch ISD, provided consultation and professional development as the Director of District Success for an educational technology non-profit; ProUnitas, and most recently served as the Director of Wraparound Services for Houston ISD; where he provided visionary leadership, strategy, and implementation of services and resources to meet the needs of Houston’s 200,000 plus students. Additionally, he is involved in multiple local boards and faith-based organizations in the Houston area.
Jarad earned his BA in Communication Studies from Texas State University, his master’s in Educational Administration & Leadership from the University of Houston, and is currently working on his doctorate in Learning & Organizational Change from Baylor University. His learning and professional growth has also included fellowships with Houston Leaders for Education, Leadership ISD, and the Houston Black Leadership Institute. In his free time, you can find Jarad spending time with family, working on his golf swing, reading, thinking about reading, talking about reading, or listening to podcasts. He’s also going to make time to catch up on television shows and consume some type of sport (Jarad is PRO-LeBron).