Improvement Coach

About Jim


K-12 Education
School Turnaround
Change Initiatives
Professional Development
Adult Learning Theory

Jim Saltz is an Improvement Coach with Ed Direction, Cicero Group’s K-12 Public Education practiceHe enjoys working with schools and seeks the challenge of implementing data-driven school improvement strategies without sacrificing the quest for a positive, nurturing school culture. With over thirty years of educational experience, Jim has dynamically led schools and programs by promoting a success-oriented culture that transcends tests over time. Described as a visionary, Jim strives to assist organizations in building capacity so that schools can function at the highest level so the learning community will have both immediate and sustained impact. 

Jim holds degrees from Western Carolina University where he was the president of the Student Government, served on the Board of Trustees, and successfully completed an internship the with the university’s legal counsel. Jim earned a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Supervision from Northwestern State University. In addition, Jim has completed a post-masters certificate program in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia. 

Career Highlights

  • District Director: Career & Technical Ed, Extended Programs (After-School & Summer Programs), Alternative Learning Program, GEAR UP Federal Grant, 21st Century CLC Federal Grant 
  • School Principal: High School, Middle School, Elementary School 
  • Athletic Coach: One State Championship, 4 Top-3 Finishes 
  • Student Government Advisor 
  • Western Carolina University, BS 
  • Northwestern State University, MEd 

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