Jason Winkler advances in TN Supervisor of the Year contest

Jason Winkler advances in TN Supervisor of the Year contest
Posted on 04/15/2021
Jason Winkler, the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Community Schools, is advancing to the next round in the Tennessee Department of Education’s Supervisor of the Year contest. The Tennessee Department of Education announced Winkler as one of the Regional Level Semi-Finalists in the competition.

“I’m not shocked at all by this honor,” said Chief of Academics Todd Goforth. “From day one, Mr. Winkler has been a dependable and outstanding employee who has the aptitude of strategic long-term planning to make technology and curriculum stronger in ACS. He’s very thoughtful in his decision making and has a vision of what is best for students academically. His forethought, focus and dedication that he applies to each task is highly commendable.”

As Instructional Technology Coordinator, Winkler has been an integral leader in the district’s ongoing 1:1 iPad initiative, having first helped the district expand iPads to all students in grades 5-12 and eventually to all students in grades K-12. Along with his team of Instructional Technology Facilitators, Winkler guides teachers and administrators to better utilize technology in the classroom and embed it into everyday learning. He’s also made a lasting impact on the district’s STEM program by advocating for STEM in all grades K-12, which became a reality in the 2018-2019 school year.

“You really don’t know the work Mr. Winkler is accomplishing because he does so much behind the scenes and in such a calm demeanor,” said Superintendent Jeff Mayo. “He’s the type of employee any organization could hope to have on board. He’s always been a highly respected educator and has now evolved into an equally respected administrator state wide.

Before working in the District Office, Winkler was a science teacher at Arlington Middle from 2011 to 2017. He also taught at the Anglo-American School in Moscow, Russia from 2008 to 2011. Winkler received his administration license from the University of Memphis and his master’s degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.