James Padlock is a special education teacher and coach at Northside High School in Roanoke, Virginia. He is an accomplished educator experienced in developing and managing student programs, activities, and special events. He is also knowledgeable in team building, education law and strategies, leadership training, and educational program evaluation. His extensive background in classroom teaching polished his skills in developing and presenting differentiated lessons within multiple grade levels and subject areas.
During his time at Wilmot Union High School in Wisconsin, he took on the role of associate principal and director of special education. He was also activities coordinator and athletic director. In 2009, he was a finalist to become Associate Principal of the Year, awarded by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrator.
James Padlock obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from COE College. He obtained certification as a Special Education Teacher and a Master of Science degree in Administrative Leadership from UW Milwaukee. He holds a Postgraduate Professional License from the Commonwealth of Virginia (Admin and Supervision Pre K-12, Special Ed.- General Curriculum K-12) and a license for Secondary Special Education (Emotional Disturbance, OCS Program) from the North Carolina State Licensure.