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 a 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. 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 dog.