Devoted to data. Passionate about learning. Driven to innovate.
Everyone at MIDAS Education is passionate about making data easier to use in order to improve outcomes for students. Whether we’re meeting with customers, working with a district to implement MIDAS, or writing code to customize a function in the system, we are 100% focused developing and delivering a system that helps educators do amazing things every day.
Jason has nearly thirty years of experience spanning K-12 and Higher Education. He has served as the Director of Educational Technology at Duquesne University, Senior Software Engineer and Architect at Apple, Pearson, and Parchment as well as CTO at MIND Research Institute. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Math from Duquesne University, earning the University’s first-ever award for Excellence in Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management and a doctorate in Instructional Technology, also from Duquesne University.
Brent Husson is an entrepreneur and the president of Nevada Succeeds, a non-profit that focuses on the development and implementation of education policies that support systemic reform. In his role with Nevada Succeeds, Brent has learned firsthand how students and teachers suffer because states and districts don’t have good data systems. Brent’s close work with district and state education personnel also gives him unique insight into the process and politics of working in this space. Brent is in contact daily with a wide range of educators that inform his understanding of how to work best within the system. Brent currently serves on several local and State committees in Nevada including; The State Professional Development oversight committee, The Nevada State ESSA Plan Advisory Committee and several of the sub-committees that informed their work, The Committee to write the Nevada State Literacy Plan, The Committee on Nevada Academic Content Standards, The Committee to Study the Reorganization of CCSD, the Community Implementation Council for the Reorganization of CCSD and several others.
As an entrepreneur, Brent has played a critical role in building several businesses, including three that he owns or has owned, over the last 20 years. Brent has worn every hat in business from customer facing sales to back office accounting to warehouse management and everything in between. In addition, Brent has also raised angel investment for two separate ventures.
Brent studied business at Arizona State University.
Brent loves building organizations that solve problems. He is committed to making education work for students again, and is a valuable member of the MIDAS team.
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