Get To Know Our Educational Consulting Team

The Education Planners team represents more than 200 years of combined professional experience in educational leadership. Since every school system’s challenges are different, Education Planners selects a specialized team of professionals based on an institution’s unique needs.

Whatever the challenge, the Education Planners team has been there before and has the experience to know what works—and the ability to identify and implement an appropriate solution.

James Wilson

Founder, CEO

James Wilson is the founder and owner of Education Planners with over 35 years of experience as an education professional. He has served as superintendent of schools in two metro Atlanta school districts. Cobb County Schools and Fulton County Schools. While serving in Fulton County Schools, he created "virtual classrooms" providing students with the opportunity to take advanced coursework from Georgia Tech while staying in their home school setting.

Mr. Wilson is a past participant in the Vanderbilt University Institute for Education Leaders, the Harvard University Institute for Educational Leaders, the Harvard University Superintendents institute and the Atlanta Regional Commission Leadership Institute.

Mr. Wilson established Education Planners as a way to continue serving school districts across the southeast in leadership/business management, exploring and sharing ways to become more efficient and effective with managing ones' resources.

Mr. Wilson is a certified executive coach and a frequent presenter at conferences on the local and state levels. Publications and training include: Leadership through Turbulent TimesLeadership Is, and Building Positive Public Awareness.

Rick Cost

Stephanie Dobbins

Carol Durand

Bob Flowers

Michael Gray

Patty Johnson

Randy Reece

Mike Russell

Rick White

Elizabeth Wilson

Bill Winchester

Steve Salmon


Clarence Blalock

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