Mr. Jason Pope
Jason Pope

Pope has worked in education for more than 20 years and is currently the principal at Bottenfield Elementary in Champaign, Ill. He began teaching music in Virginia but began his Kansas City career as a music instructor at the Kansas City Kansas Community College. After working in higher education, Pope worked as a music teacher in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and in the Excelsior Springs School District. Pope later served as a principal in the Decatur Public Schools, where he began a program to feed families in need. 

Pope received his bachelor’s degree from Millikin University and his master’s degrees from Park University and George Mason University. He is currently completing his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois.