WHO IS JIM?
Dr. Jim Garver
Bachelor of Science, Communication
Master of Science, Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership
Dr. Jim Garver has experience at all levels of public education - from teacher to associate superintendent, kindergarten through high school, in small schools and large. As an educational leader, he has guided schools and districts through the implementation of best practices and school-wide reform, the development of standards-based curriculum, and the improvement of climate and culture. Student achievement has increased in every school and district in which Jim has held a leadership position.
Jim served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Phoenix's Alhambra School District, nationally recognized for its high achievement in spite of high poverty and a large percentage of English language learners. Jim was also Associate Superintendent in the rapidly-growing Deer Valley Unified School District in suburban Phoenix, a school system of over 36,000 students.
He has been chosen by Indiana's governor and Arizona's state superintendent for state committees, chaired the Greater Phoenix Educational Management Council's curriculum organization, and is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University.
Jim is a highly-regarded national speaker and consultant. He works with schools across the country, sharing expertise on classroom walk-throughs, authentic student engagement, Bloom's taxonomy, and the development of educational objectives. At the district level, Jim provides assistance with strategic planning, community relations, conflict resolution, and team-building. Jim also assists schools and districts with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) compliance, including the provision of alternative governance services.
Jim’s book, The 10 Secrets to Higher Student Achievement, serves as a blueprint for school improvement in several states. His second book, Coaching for Achievement, focuses on enhanced coaching skills for teachers and educational leaders.
In 2006, Jim Garver and John Antonetti formed Colleagues on Call, an educational consulting company dedicated to providing customized, research-based professional development to schools and districts across North America. Jim and John have visited more than 16,000 classrooms, collecting student learning data.