Superintendent Jason Kamras
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Princeton University Master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Jason Kamras currently serves as the Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools (RPS). Mr. Kamras views public education as means of promoting equity and justice for all children in the United States. In his various roles, he has advocated for policies to eliminate the “opportunity gap” that disadvantages many low-income children and children of color, and he has led efforts to dismantle institutionalized racism in public schools.
Before coming to RPS, Mr. Kamras served in numerous senior leadership roles at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). In these roles, he led the design and implementation of a number of key initiatives, including the LEAP teacher support program, the LIFT teacher career ladder, and the Mary Jane Patterson principal training program.
Before joining the central office, Mr. Kamras taught mathematics for eight years at John Philip Sousa Middle School in DCPS. Mr. Kamras began teaching in 1996 and was named the United States National Teacher of the Year in 2005.
His wife Miwa also works in the field of public education, and he has two sons, both of whom will be attending RPS schools when they move to Richmond in the fall.