Founder of BreakoutEDU, Founder of yearBadges (acquired), co-developed the
Previously, James oversaw innovation at KIPP Bay Area Schools and managed the region’s blended learning and technology integration initiatives. In early 2013, James spearheaded the Google Play for Education pilot at KIPP Bridge Charter School, a partnership with Android. Before joining the KIPP Bay Area regional staff, James was a Teach for America Corps Member and a KIPP teacher in both Los Angeles and San Francisco and pioneered a paperless classroom run 100% online. In addition to his work at KIPP, James co-founded ClassBadges, a website that helps teachers shift to accomplishment-based grading. While teaching, James served as a project manager for YouTube EDU and his work for Google included YouTube Teachers, YouTube for Schools, and management of K-12 content curation.