Jim is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced in academic environments throughout his thirty-year career, providing individual and group therapy to students with special needs, serving as case manager, curriculum development team member, coach and Pupil Services Director. He brings a positive record of accomplishment in removing barriers to student progress and providing services to students with special and exceptional needs. Jim is a co-founding member of Autism Support Teams in three School Districts leading to consistent and specially trained educational staff members to assure student goal attainment. He is also a recognized leader in assistive technology integration designed to maximize individual student ability to communicate, participate and achieve academic success. Jim received a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
In his free time, Jim enjoys kayaking, biking, reading and spending time with his remarkably vocal dog, Rosie.