Jason Carter, Head of School at the Young School’s Waugh Chapel location, joined the company in 2011, bringing 10 years of teaching experience in the fields of early childhood and special education. He credits his experience in both public and private school systems for developing his passion for working with families. Jason has held the positions of Language Arts teacher, Cottage Director, and Head of School. As Head of School, Jason strives to create a comfortable and caring environment for both staff and students.
Jason holds both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Teaching & Learning, Early Childhood, from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has devoted much of his career to exploring education within the natural world.
Born in Baltimore, Jason spent most of his life in Linthicum Heights – a place he maintains is home to “the best sub shops.” In 2015, Jason and his wife welcomed their first child who is currently enrolled in the Young School Pre-K program. In 2018, they welcomed another child into their family and the house has become full. In their free time, they can be found backpacking the Appalachian Trail, camping in various national parks or simply relaxing around the campfire.
Termika Patterson is the Pedagogical Director at the Young School’s Waugh Chapel location. She has been with the Young School since 2006 and started out as a Cottage Director before moving to the front office.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, she and her husband are the parents of two daughters. Their journey together began when her husband’s military career took them to live in Germany for six years. Termika’s interest in early childhood development grew from raising her own daughters. She knew that the many changes brought about by moving to different places, along with her husband’s deployment, could have an emotional and social impact on young children. This awareness drew her to work in child development centers on military installations. Her heart and passion guided her to further her career in early childhood development, and today she strives to make a positive influence on the lives of children at the Young School.