Dr. Jim, as he is affectionally called, is a former New Jersey School Superintendent and presenter of educational seminars at local, national, and international venues. Dr. Jim holds certifications in social studies education, elementary education, developmental reading, school administration; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Jim serves as an adjunct professor; is the author of books and publications relating to brain-based learning, assessment, mentoring, 21st century learning, and ongoing professional development. Dr. Jim has delivered presentations in the areas of instructional technology, daily professional development, and brain-based reading at events in Toronto, Canada - Upsala University, Sweden and Amman, Jordan. Jim is also a regular presenter at The College of New Jersey. Following his tenure as a superintendent; Jim served as a consultant for NJ ELITE (Exemplary Leadership Institutes in Technology Education), NJPAA (New Jersey Performance Assessment Alliance), and held the position of Senior Vice-President for Research and Program Development at The Madison Institute.