Board of Directors


David W. James, Ed.D.

Position on Board

Ex. Officio Board Member

Began Serving on Project GRAD Akron Board:


Favorite quote:

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron:

My favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron is the support being provided to our students, putting them on the path to success.

A little about David:

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from John Adams High School in 1980.  I started my career in Akron Public Schools in 1992, becoming superintendent in 2008.  My passion is making sure that all students have the opportunity to realize their dreams.