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Jim Burgett

About Jim Burgett

Jim Burgett taught grades 5-12, was a K-12 principal, and served over 25 years as a K-12 superintendent.  He has provided professional development for over twenty years.  Named the Administrator of the Year two times in IL, Jim has received many awards for this contribution to education and learning.  Jim is a national speaker, author, and consultant who makes a difference.

  • Burgett, J. (2007). Teachers Change Lives 24/7. Novato, CA: Education Communication Unlimited.
  • Burgett, J., McGee, M. & Rosborg, J. (2007). What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know.  Novato, CA: Education Communication Unlimited.
  • Burgett, J., McGee, M. & J. Rosborg (2007). The Perfect School. Novato, CA: Education Communication Unlimited.
  • Burgett, J. & Schwartz, B (2009). Finding Middle Ground in K-12 Education. Novato, CA: Education Communication Unlimited.
Keynote Addresses

Jim keynotes about 75 conferences each year in various states from Alaska to the East Coast. Most recently Jim was the main keynote presenter at the largest conference of elected school officials in the United States, the Triple I Conference in Chicago, IL, receiving another standing ovation for his message.


Teachers, administrators, non-certified employees, and other non-education related professional associations are on the long list of those who benefit from Jim's many workshop offerings.  Jim outlines some of his more popular topics, such as service, leadership, effective teaching, personal motivation, and others on his website.


"Being in education/athletics for over twenty-five years, I thought I had heard all the best motivational/inspirational speakers (Lou Holtz, Dick Vitale, etc.), however, when I heard you I added another name to that list. What a great way to start my Thanksgiving break! Thanks, Jim, your timing was outstanding!"
Randy S.

"Jim, I am writing you to let you know that your presentation last fall changed my life. I went home and made adjustments to my priorities. It saved my marriage. You were the spark I needed."