Jimmy served fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. His passion for teaching and learning coupled with a vision for developing a community of leaders procured a culture of excellence and high standards for learning amid a positive school culture for students and staff. He continues to give back to his profession by speaking and presenting for state and national organizations and school districts across the country.
Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Pledge. In 2015 he received the Bammy Award for National Principal of the Year.
Jimmy is the author of four books, including “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” “Start. Right. Now. – Teach and Lead for Excellence,” the best-selling book, “Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes,” and his latest release, “Stop. Right. Now. – 39 Stops to Making Schools Better.”
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