Jim taught high school math for 29 years and served as math department chairman for 22 years. In addition, he taught at the Governor's Scholars Program for nine years and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College part time for three years, worked as a Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) Math Coach in a high school for two years and has worked as a Regional Teacher Partner half-time for the last three years with the P-12 Math and Science Outreach unit. He served two non-consecutive terms as president of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics (KCTM) and is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Jim has been a presenter numerous times at KCTM meetings and many other mathematics and teaching conferences in Kentucky and at the Annual Meeting of NCTM. Jim specializes in working with 9-12 math teachers on content, problem solving and the use of technology to support the teaching and learning of mathematics in high schools. He is currently working with the AMSP Master Teacher Project and with the two Special Education Math Cadres - one in Elizabethtown and one in Lexington. Jim is also a bibliophile and is currently serving as President of the Friends of the Library in Boyle County and sings in two choirs in Danville.

Outreach Projects
Current
Special Education Math Cadre (SEMC)
Past
Number Properties and Operations (NPO)
Math Leadership Support Network (MLSN)

Expertise
  • Math (grades 9-12)
  • Content training
  • Problem solving
  • Instructional technology

Degrees and Certifications
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Kentucky
  • B.A. in Teaching Secondary Mathematics, University of Kentucky
  • M.S. in Teaching Secondary Mathematics, University of Kentucky
  • Rank I Certification
  • Math Consultant Certification
  • Additional graduate work: Computer Architecture, University of Louisville; Dynamic Geometry Software, Mount Holyoke College, MA; Number Theory, Ohio State University

Awards and Associations
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
  • Tandy Technology Scholar
  • Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Kentucky Society for Technology in Education
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Mathematical Association of America

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