James Wilson is the founder and owner of Education Planners with over 30 years of experience as an educational professional. He served as superintendent of schools in two metro Atlanta school districts, the Cobb County School District and Fulton County Schools. While serving Fulton County Schools he improved test scores, expanded instructional technology, and created “virtual classrooms” providing students with the opportunity to take advanced coursework from Georgia Tech while staying in their home school setting.
Mr. Wilson is a past participant in the Vanderbilt University Institute for Education Leaders, the Harvard University Institute for Education Leaders, the Harvard University Superintendents Institute and the Atlanta Regional Commission Leadership Institute.
Mr. Wilson established Education Planners as a way to continue serving school districts across the Southeast in leadership/business management, exploring and sharing ways to become more efficient and effective with managing resources.
As a recognized educational leader, he has extensive experience in all facets of school operations and is accomplished at building stakeholder support for school initiatives. Education Planners works with school districts across the Southeast in the areas of facility and planning, human resources management, efficiency of services, and leadership coaching.
Recent support of school districts within the past twelve months includes: Cobb, Fulton, Bartow, Paulding, Douglas, Coweta, Polk, Greene, Richmond, and DeKalb counties, and Atlanta Public and Marietta City school districts in Georgia; Jefferson County and Madison City in Alabama.
Mr. Wilson is a certified executive coach and a frequent presenter at conferences on the local and state levels.
Publications and Training
- Leadership through Turbulent Times
- Building Positive Public Awareness
- Efficiency and Effectiveness
- Innovations in Facility Management
- Now Let’s Think About This
- NASSP Personnel Assessment
- Leadership Is
- Hagerman Administrator Selection
- Executive Coaching