New Prairie Ridge Middle School Principal
Jason Aker has been selected to become the Principal of Prairie Ridge Middle School, pending board approval, beginning July 1, 2022. Jason’s many years of educational experience and robust leadership qualities are a winning combination to lead Prairie Ridge Middle School.
“I am extremely excited to have been selected as the next principal of Prairie Ridge Middle School. I look forward to partnering with students, staff, and families to continue the positive relationships, rigorous learning, and the incredible environment that encourages students to celebrate their unique strengths,” noted Mr. Aker. “The opportunity to work with teachers and staff to continue building a school culture that’s purpose is student-centered and ensures a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all is an honor.”
Jason is currently the principal at Baxter Elementary School in the Baxter Community School District. He has been an educator for 26 years, serving in various roles including science and biology teacher, instructional coach, and many years of coaching football, wrestling, and girls track.
Mr. Aker received a B.A. in Biology from Warton College, a Teaching Endorsement from Iowa State University, and a Masters in PK-12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education from Viterbo University.
Jason will officially begin as principal July 1, but he will be in the district periodically prior to that time to collaborate with staff and administrators toward a smooth transition.