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Jason Franklin

July 14, 2021 | About

Jason Franklin wearing a gray suit with purple shirt and plaid tie.

Jason Franklin came to the Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD) in October 2018 as the High School and Transition program principal. He was named the K-12 principal in 2019. In 2020, Mr. Franklin was promoted to Director of Social and Emotional Learning as well as overseeing the child nutrition programs at both OSD and the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB). At OSD and OSSB, he established the CAST Team, developed a mental health resource room, helped to establish a partnership between the OSD/OSSB Parent Mentors and the Ohio of Exceptional Children at the Ohio Department of Education, and was a part of helping to provide basic needs to families through the COVID Pandemic including food and Wi-Fi support. 

Prior to joining OSD and OSSB, he was the Transition Coordinator for Milwaukee Public School District, working with approximately 300 students in 17 high schools. He also had worked as a high school classroom teacher, educating students in Social Studies/History and English. 

Mr. Franklin has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, a Master’s in Deaf Education from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in Leadership from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He also holds a principal’s license for K-12 in both Ohio and Wisconsin.  

Outside of OSD and OSSB, Mr. Franklin works as a mentor for students through DSC and actively participates with CEASD.