Meet Our Great River Connections Academy School Leader

Jason Swinehart


Jason Swinehart

Jason Swinehart has been a part of the Connections Academy family since 2011 and brings a wealth of experience to his leadership role at Great River Connections Academy (GRCA). Prior to joining GRCA, he held a variety of roles at Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), including middle school math teacher, social studies teacher, and most recently, elementary assistant principal. During his time at OCA, Mr. Swinehart led initiatives to improve staff professional development, analyze student assessment data, and evaluate online instructional practices.

Before starting his career at Connections Academy, Mr. Swinehart earned a bachelor of arts degree in middle childhood education from Capital University, followed by a master of education degree in educational administration from Ashland University. He knew early on that he was destined to become an educator, having been inspired by the long line of educators in his family. Now at GRCA, he has the opportunity to share the award-winning curriculum of Connections Academy with new students in Ohio.

“I am very excited to take the knowledge and experience I have gained working with students and their families at OCA and apply it to Great River Connections Academy. We recognize that every student learns different and has unique needs, which is why virtual education is an important option for many students. GRCA will provide Ohio students and families who need a different academic environment with a high-quality virtual school option.”