James GallagherVice President of Education
James joined Aspire in 2004; when he began as a high school Humanities teacher at Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy. During his 5 years at Wilson Prep, James served as lead teacher and Dean of Academics. In 2009, after teaching one year at Aspire California College Preparatory Academy, James joined the Instructional Coach team as a Secondary Humanities Coach. In his most recent role as Sr. Director of Instruction, James has led both our Teacher Effectiveness initiatives and our Aspire-wide Instructional Coach team. James earned his Bachelors degree from Binghamton University and a law degree from George Washington Law School.