James A. Bellanca has extensive experience as a classroom English and language arts teacher, alternative school director, professional developer, intermediate service center director, business owner, and not-for-profit executive. He is known for his cutting-edge program design and implementation of research-rich, standards-aligned professional learning programs for educators. His insights inform innovative designs that produce powerful, positive results.
Jim has worked with educational leaders in Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Israel. He has also worked with school districts to design, implement, and assess programs that promote 21st century skills to increase academic performance among all children, including high-risk student populations. Jim has written many books, including several bestsellers and numerous professional articles.