Episode #59: Jim Sporleder

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA.  Under Jim’s leadership, Lincoln High School became a “Trauma Informed” school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education.   These dramatic changes at Lincoln caught the attention of Jamie Redford, who spent a year filming the documentary, Paper Tigers, which tells the Lincoln story.  The documentary was released at the May 2015. Jim is currently working as a trauma-informed coach/consultant as well as a trainer with the Children’s Resilience Initiative, based in Walla Walla.  His travels have taken him all over the United States. Jim is married, has three daughters and six granddaughters.

Find Jim online at Jimsporlederconsulting.com , On Twitter @Sporlin and on Facebook.


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