About Dr. James Brauer

James Brauer is a School Administrator, Strategist, Blogger, and Researcher. James began his education career after he graduated from the University of Kansas, where he earned three degrees, including: Bachelor of James Brauer | Virtual School Principal + Education BloggerScience in Education – Social Studies Education (2002); Master of Science – Curriculum & Instruction (2004); and Master of Science – Adaptive Special Education (2006). He also earned an Educational Specialist (2008) and a Doctorate of Education – Educational Administration (2014) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is currently halfway completed with an MBA, with a concentration in Management & Leadership, through the University of Kansas. James considers himself the epitome of a “lifelong learner” and has a tremendous passion for helping others amplify their presence online or start an online business.

James Brauer is currently the founding Virtual School Principal at Iowa Connections Academy, a public virtual school within the CAM Community School District managed by Connections Education, serving students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Iowa.

Before joining Connections Education, James served as an Assistant Principal at the North Kansas City School District. Prior to launching his career in school administration, he was a Special Education Teacher at USD 500 Kansas City, KS.

In addition to his work in public school education, James has founded three online businesses–two education-related and one health-oriented. In doing so, it was evident that it can be quite an intimidating and daunting task for full-time educators. However, his experience of “hacking” through business planning and development, branding and marketing, while maintaining proper health and wellness persuaded him to help other educators avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that he regularly experienced.

Lastly, James is a member of a various education groups and has presented at national conferences and webinars.