James Gallagher

SIY Certified Teacher

Residence

Oakland, CA, USA

Languages Offered

English

Biography

James Gallagher is the former Vice President of Education for Aspire Public Schools.  In this role, he designed and facilitated professional learning for teammates across Aspire, including the Executive Team, Senior Education Team, Principals, and school based teammates.  James led Aspire’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation across Aspire’s 40 schools and is a Certified Teacher for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence development program.  In 2018-2019, James incorporated the content and practices from SIY into a year-long leadership development initiative for Aspire’s Senior leaders, 40 principals, and eight school based teams.  James has also facilitated mindfulness-based emotional intelligence programs in corporations, non profits, and educational institutions including California Charter School Association (CCSA), New Leaders for New Schools, Alder Graduate School of Education, and the Hauppauge, NY School District.

Prior to his role as Aspire’s VP of Education, James served as Aspire’s Sr. Director of Instructional Effectiveness supervising Aspire’s 40 member Instructional Coach team, focusing on educator development and implementation of Aspire’s K-12 curriculum, instruction and assessment program.  James holds a BA in Pre-Law & Philosophy from Binghamton University and a law degree from George Washington University.