James H. Stronge is President of Stronge and Associates Educational Consulting, LLC, an educational consulting company that focuses on teacher and leader effectiveness with projects internationally and in many U.S. states. Additionally, he is the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship, in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. He teaches Master’s and doctoral courses within the School of Education’s Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (EPPL) Program, with a particular focus on human resource leadership, legal issues in education, and applied field research. Stronge has garnered approximately $19 million in grants and contracts since joining the faculty of the College of William and Mary.
Dr. Stronge’s research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality and effectiveness, teacher and administrator evaluation, and teacher selection. He 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. Recently, 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 U.S. Department of State. Stronge has made more than 350 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences, and conducted workshops for educational organizations extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Among his current research projects are: 1) international comparative studies of national award-winning teachers in the United States and China, and 2) influences of economic and societal trends on student academic performance in countries globally.
Stronge has authored, coauthored, or edited 28 books and more than 150 articles, chapters, and technical reports. His most recent books include:
• Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching (SolutionTree, 2015),
• Instructional Strategiess for Effective Teaching (SolutionTree, 2015),
• Instructional Methods for Differentiation and Deeper Learning (SolutionTree, 2015),
• West Meets East: Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China (ASCD, 2014),
• Principal Evaluation (ASCD, 2013),
• Effective Teachers = Student Achievement: What the Research Says (Routledge – Eye On Education, 2010), and
• Evaluating What Good Teachers Do: Eight Research-based Standards for Assessing Teacher Excellence (Routledge Eye On Education, 2010).
Stronge was a founding member of the board of directors for the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation. In 2011, he was honored with the Frank E. Flora Lamp of Knowledge Award, presented by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals for “bringing honor to the profession” and his “record of outstanding contributions.” He was selected as the 2012 national recipient of the Millman Award from CREATE in recognition of his work in the field of teacher and administrator evaluation.