Jim has been married to his lovely wife, Lynda, for over 25 years. They share their lives with two wonderful children, Darcy and MacLean, both of whom are in college. Jim has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.A. in Education. He has been teaching at Horizons/Paddock since 1993. He taught kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade for three years and has taught 5th through 8th grade since. He has sung in local area choirs and directed musicals at a local theater company. He also enjoys biking, hiking, camping, most sports, reading, writing, traveling, and, most certainly, teaching. Look for his young adult fiction book coming out soon (he hopes).