Jim leads a school where students enter defining themselves as unsuccessful. In this Talk Jim shares his philosophy behind ensuring all his students achieve their own personal success.

Dr. Jim Christopher is the Head of Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School and Maplewood Alternative High School, partner independent schools for children and young adults with learning differences in North Vancouver. A former teacher, Principal and Superintendent of Special Education in the public system in Ontario, he has been actively involved for decades in the drive to differentiate learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. Prior to moving to North Vancouver in 2012, with his wife and two sons, Jim spent four years as head of a Pre-K to grade 10 Montessori and IB/MYP school in Bermuda.