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About Jimmy

Jimmy currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education, providing keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching for educators all over the country.

Lead with Passion...

Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader. He received his BA in Spanish and Master’s in Teaching from the University of Iowa and his Master’s in Administrative Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Jimmy currently serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching a graduate course on Educational Leadership.

Passion for Teaching

Jimmy served fourteen years as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. His passion for teaching and learning coupled with a vision for developing a community of leaders procured a culture of excellence and high standards for learning amid a positive school culture for students and staff.

Bettendorf High School

Under his leadership, Bettendorf HS was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy’s core purpose lies in serving others. He continues to give back to his profession by speaking and presenting at the local, state and national levels and school districts around the country.

Principal of the Year .

Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year.

In 2013 he received the Bammy Educators Voice Award as the Secondary School Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. In 2015, he received the Bammy Award for National Secondary Principal of the Year. He is the Co-Founder of EdCampIowa and also the Co-Founder of #IAedchat, an on-line discussion chat that takes place every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. CST. Finally, Jimmy is the author of three books, including “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” “Start.Right.Now. – Teach and Lead for Excellence,” and his latest release, ``CULTURIZE - Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes.``

Jimmy currently serves on the Professional Development Faculty for NASSP, the National Association for Secondary School Principals.

International Center for Leadership in Education .

Jimmy currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education, providing keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching for educators all over the country.

ConnectEDD .

He is the co-founder and CEO of ConnectEDD, an educational leadership company aimed at organizing world class professional learning conferences and professional development services for educators across the country.

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