James brings his creative energy and leadership to every Crayola Education training session, engaging participants to think differently. James has been dedicated to supporting arts in schools, working closely with students, teachers, and administrators in Tennessee and across the US. Prior to Crayola, James was the Fine Arts Instructional Advisor for Shelby County School District in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Art Education Coordinator for the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville, Tennessee. He has participated in leading numerous initiatives that kept art at the forefront of education including revising art standards for the state of Tennessee. In addition to his work at Crayola, James serves on the Crayola Diversity and Inclusion Council. He continues to be involved in art education as a board member who leads Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Tennessee Art Education Association, and a board trustee with the National Art Education Foundation.
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