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Dr. Chris James is the director of Kilby Laboratory School and assistant professor of instructional leadership at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. He is married to Leanne, also an educator, and they have two children, Lydia and Landon.
 
Chris received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in instructional leadership with an emphasis in instructional technology and his master’s degree from the University of North Alabama in educational administration. His undergraduate degree is in secondary mathematics from Athens State University.
 
Entering his nineteenth year in education, Chris has completed twelve years as an elementary administrator in the roles of principal and assistant principal. His first six years were spent as a secondary math teacher. During these years as a teacher and administrator, he gained valuable experience working with students from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. His areas of interest include differentiated instruction, instructional technology, effective school leadership, and building professional learning communities.

Director

Dr. Chris James

cljames@una.edu