Jim Flanigan is the Director of Professional Development Services at the Elyria Center of Ashland University. Jim has completed 38 years in public education with Lorain City chools and Avon Lake City Schools. During that time he has worked as a teacher of gifted students, served as a curriculum coordinator and spent 22 years as a building principal. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Slippery Rock University and his Master's Degree from Cleveland State University. Jim also serves as the Director of the Bachelor's Plus Teacher icensure program at the Elyria Center. He serves on the Advisory Council for WVIZ television in Cleveland, Ohio.