James is the Founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Preparatory Schools (RMP), a growing network of high-performing public elementary charter schools in Colorado. RMP operates three schools and serves over 1,100 scholars. For the past three years, RMP: Creekside has been the top performing elementary school in Denver serving a majority low-income student body. For the past three years, RMP has been recognized as one of Denver's Top Workplaces by the Denver Post.
James is passionate about improving the public education system in Colorado and serves as an elected member of the DPS Collaborative Council. He ?has been named one of Denver’s “Public Education Game-Changers” was a member of the 2015 Leadership Denver program and the 3rd cohort of the Charter Network Accelerator. Prior to his work at RMP, James received his MBA from the University of Denver, ?was a member of Teach for America ?and graduated magna cum laude from Colby College.