James H. Stronge

James H. Stronge

James H. Stronge, PhD, is a consultant specializing in policies and practices related to teacher quality and effectiveness, teacher and administrator evaluation, and teacher selection.

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James H. Stronge

James H. Stronge, PhD, is a consultant specializing in policies and practices related to teacher quality and effectiveness, teacher and administrator evaluation, and teacher selection. He is also the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership program at the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Stronge has worked with numerous state departments of education, school districts, and national and international educational organizations to design and implement evaluation and hiring systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. He completed work on new teacher and principal evaluation systems for American international schools in conjunction with the Association of American Schools in South America and supported by the US Department of State. Dr. Stronge has presented at regional, national, and international conferences.

Among other awards, Dr. Stronge was selected the 2012 national recipient of the Millman Award from the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE) in recognition of his work in the field of teacher and administrator evaluation. He has authored, coauthored, and edited 23 books and more than 150 articles, chapters, and technical reports. His research projects include international comparative studies of national award-winning teachers in the United States and China, and influences of economic and societal trends on student academic performance globally.

He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed doctoral work at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).

Presentation titles by James H. Stronge

  • World-Class Schools: What Are the Defining Qualities and Characteristics?
  • What Makes Great Teachers Great?
  • Connecting Teacher Performance and Student Achievement in an Age of Accountability
  • What’s Wrong With Teacher Evaluation and How to Fix It
  • Hiring the Best Teachers: Getting the Right People on the Bus