About Jason

Jason Griffith is a public school teacher and small business owner from Letcher County. Over the course of his nearly 25 years of teaching, Jason has stood firm in the belief that public education changes lives and empowers people. Jason firmly believes in the role that public schools play in teaching civics and believes that as a teacher, he is uniquely qualified to help empower young voters to be active in the electoral process.

As a small business owner, Jason created a specialized mobile field of optical character recognition, inventing software for use by law enforcement and attorneys. Jason’s company, the first of its kind, has clients around the world. Jason is proud that the concept was conceived and launched in Appalachia. Jason has lectured international business and cyber security students as to the struggles of launching and sustaining a startup company in Appalachia.

Jason earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education at West Liberty University, a Master in Music Performance at Ohio University, a Master degree in Education Leadership at Morehead State University, and a Doctoral degree in Education Leadership at Ashland University. As an educator, Jason has presented at conferences and clinics in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. Jason has also taught at Union College, Kenyon College, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Jason is a Christian and is a member of the lay ministry, helping his church when needed. Jason and his wife Melissa live in Whitesburg. They have two children, Noah, a student at the University of Louisville, Emma, a student at the University of Kentucky, and a Siberian Husky, Moses.