Independent Consultant James Joiner brings a wealth of professional experience to his work. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, James Joiner obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University, pursuing his commitment to advancing the role of education in the lives of all youth. James Joiner has worked as a Teacher, Principal, and Chief Administrator in several schools. A notable dedication to improving the school curriculum, as well as the performance of underserved populations, has marked James Joiner’s career in education. James Joiner has worked as a Principal in several schools, including Fall Creek Valley Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana; Clifford Pierce Middle School in Merrillville, Indiana; Paterson P.S. 20 in Paterson, New Jersey; and Great Falls Academy in Paterson, New Jersey. James Joiner has also served as Chief School Administrator at the Edison-Schomburg Charter School, an elementary school in Jersey City, New Jersey. Having worked previously as a Science Teacher at JFK High School, James Joiner brought a rich understanding of the challenges and needs of both students and teachers, thus enhancing his ability to be an effective leader in the schools. As a School Administrator, James Joiner has an impressive history of designing or reforming curriculum and instructional focus resulting in schools transitioning from lowest to highest performance on standardized tests, the achievement of dramatic gains in academics scores among disadvantaged groups, as well as increasing student scores on tests to levels that exceeded state or district averages. Under the leadership of James Joiner, a school achieved the distinguished honor of being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Now working as a Consultant with profit-oriented, as well as nonprofit youth organizations, James Joiner brings a passion for enabling young people from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential, and a long and successful history of educational team-building with teachers, parents, students, and others in the community.

Professional Organizations

National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Middle School Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Indiana Association of School Principals, Indiana Middle Level Educators Association, Indiana Urban Schools Association, New Jersey Principal and Supervisors Association, Yale University - Phelps Association 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Management Consultant

Independent Consultant

Management Consultant for: Guiding Our Descendants - Youth development program, Temple Total Fitness - Youth development program, New Disciple Love Fellowship Church- Reorganization, and East Chicago Public Schools - using data to drive instruction.


Aug 1995 - Aug 1998

Masters of the Arts

Montclair State University

Dean's List 3.97 GPA