Jim graduated magna cum laude from Hope College in elementary education, served as a middle school teacher, and then received his MBA from Grand Valley State University. He has served as an Assistant and Associate Superintendent of Finance and Operations at Wayland Union Schools, Holland Public, and West Ottawa Public Schools. During his service in these roles, he made significant contributions in strategic financial planning, budget and project management, and provided leadership in finance, food service, transportation, human resources, and technology.
Jim brings committed Christian faith, respect for contributions from varied roles and backgrounds, and the heart of a teacher. He has demonstrated the ability to tackle challenging problems and to solve them in a spirit of humility, transparency, and grace.
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