Dr. James Hager
Dr. Hager began his teaching career in 1964 as a science teacher in an all-girls boarding school.
quickly progressed through the administrative chairs as principal, Director of Secondary Education, Deputy Superintendent, and twenty years as a Superintendent of Schools.
Following his tenure as a school superintendent he spent seven years as a Professor-in-Residence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in the College of Education's Department of Educational Leadership.
Jim Co-Directed the Center for Education Policy Studies
and the Superintendents' Institutes.
also coordinated the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program.
areas of expertise included policy, politics, and governance, organizational development, school improvement, the principalship, and the superintendency.
For the past eight years he has held the position of Advisor, Chief Operating Officer, and President of the privately held company, National Training Network.
was honored in 2004 by receiving a number of prestigious awards for his
leadership as Superintendent.
was named State Superintendent of the Year by both the Nevada State Superintendent's and the Nevada School Board's Associations
was one of four finalists for AASA's
National Superintendent of the Year and was named Plato Learning Corporation's
Educator of the Year.
also received various local leadership awards including Educator of the Year
by the Reno Chapter
of the NAACP.
has been named to many boards and committees.
In addition, Jim has held leadership positions in various state and national associations and has served as a consultant to the Nevada State Department of Education as well as with school districts throughout the United States.
Jim is a trained Curriculum Management Auditor and Nevada State External Facilitator for low performing schools.
He has been involved in a number of district curriculum management audits throughout the United States and has been a SAGE external facilitator for designated low performing schools in the State of Nevada.
He has served in university and college capacities as an outside committee member, in liaison roles, and as a university professor.
Dr. Hager received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Science from St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas; a Master of Science Degree in Educational Administration from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas; and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.