Jason Kreutner, raised in Mount Pleasant and a current resident, is the founder and Head of University School of the Lowcountry.
As a leader who is also a faculty member, Kreutner teaches all students in Leadership and Life Skills, organizes and leads the weekly experiential learning activities, and coaches the Quiz Bowl teams.
Prior to establishing University School of the Lowcountry, he was Dean of Students and then Director of Studies at Charleston Collegiate School, served as Upper School Dean and History Department Chair at Porter-Gaud School, and was Dean of Students and Humanities Instructor at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC. He consults and has guided several existing and new independent and public schools and presented at South Carolina, Southeast region, and national education forums.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the South Carolina Honors College (Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae) and received his master’s degree from Emory University in History.
Mr. Kreutner is married to Ashleigh (Tasha) Eady, a member of the corporate management team for Curated Events. They have one daughter, Kessler (’23) at the University of Virginia, and a son, John Ross (’31). In addition to his work in school settings, he is a longtime coach, builder of a strong and positive organizational culture, and developer of successful young people through swimming. He is a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in West Ashley, where he is a lay leader and Sunday School teacher.
Kreutner is a distinguished leader and is often recognized for his efforts. Some of his accolades include:
He has extensive experience as an educator and leader in independent schools and is a recipient of a National Association of Independent Schools NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads (2006-2007 cohort).
In 2022, he was honored by SCISA with the Charles J. Beach, Jr. Award for the Volunteer of the Year (Head of School). This meant that Kreutner and USL had received all three Head of School Awards that SCISA bestows.
In 2020-2021, University School was the first school in the state to win the Quiz Bowl State Championships in all three divisions (Elementary, Middle, and High School) in the same year.
In 2013, he received SCISA’s Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools.
In 2008, Mount Pleasant Mayor Harry Hallman awarded him the key to the city for his work as Head Coach of Snee Farm Swim Team since 1990.
South Carolina Independent School Association as the Headmaster “Rookie of the Year” for the 2007-2008 school year.
His leadership of USL was spotlighted in USC’s alumni magazine, Carolinian (“Chalkboard Champs”).