Martin, Jason
Music & Art Teacher, Head of Music

Education: B.A. from Mars Hill College (English)

Certifications: North Carolina Grades 6-12 English Teaching License (expired)

Other Distinctions & Specialties: Kinder Award for Best Excellence in Teaching 2003 (a national level recognition within the Knowledge is Power Program, or KIPP)

More About Jason: With over 20 years of middle-school teaching experience and a lifetime of ensemble music performance, Jason brings a wealth of skills, talents, and pure heart to the FBRA community. Prior to FBRA, Jason was a founding teacher of KIPP Asheville Youth Academy as well as an English teacher at East McDowell Junior High School. Jason spent a number of summers traveling the state as one of 70 hand-picked experts and artists to train teachers in the North Carolina A+ Schools network in arts integration strategies. 

Jason has been with FBRA since 2010. During his first ten years at FBRA, Jason served as the school’s Academic Director and helped establish many core aspects of the school’s academic culture.  Now his primary responsibility is leading the groundbreaking music program he designed which features every FBRA student becoming a member of a six-person Rock Band that performs at weekly assemblies, on-campus concerts, and ultimately, at The Orange Peel.

His broad range of teaching experience at FBRA and beyond, combined with his passion for the world of ideas, art, and music, makes Jason an invaluable member of our faculty.