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Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.

Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as runner-up NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. Jimmy is also the author of eight books, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” “Start. Right. Now. – Teach and Lead for Excellence, the best-selling book “Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes,” “Stop. Right. Now. – The 39 Stops to Making Schools Better,” Live Your Excellence: Bring Your Best Self to School Every Day, “Daily Inspiration for Educators – Positive Thoughts for Every Day of the Year, Volume 1 and Volume 2” and his latest release, “Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect.”

Jimmy is the owner and CEO of J Casas & Associates, where he serves as a professional leadership coach for school leaders across the country. In January, Jimmy launched ConnectEDD, a publishing company aimed at giving back to the profession by supporting educators to become published authors.

Jimmy Casas


1:00 pm
Monday, June 6, 2022

Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes.

Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School.

Average schools don’t inspire greatness–and greatness is what our schools need if we are going to produce world changing learners. In this presentation author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares his 4 Core Principles – Champion for All Kids, Expect Excellence, Carry the Banner and Merchant of Hope, to maximize student learning and remind us that every child deserves to be a part of something great. Jimmy draws from his personal experiences as a struggling student and his insight from working in an inner-city school to remind you of your purpose and reignite your passion as an educator. This session will inspire you to go do whatever it takes for all students to be successful!