Dr. Jim Gunn, Senior Advisor provides consultation services to clients on education and leadership development. His PhD research and thesis focused primarily on the criteria and measurement of organizational and effectiveness, especially as they relate to school programming.
For the past number of years in Nova Scotia, he has been providing consulting services to the Waycobah First Nation. He completed a comprehensive program and student services review of We'kogma'q Mi'kmaw School for the Waycobah First Nation and is presently following up on recommendations regarding organizational structure and processes, effective administrative practices and school improvement. He also completed a financial review for these of the spending on K-12 education and post-secondary education.
Before becoming an Education Leadership Consultant Dr. Gunn began his career as a teacher, spending 17 years as a vice-principal and principal, and 16 years as a Superintendent of Schools with four School Boards in Nova Scotia.
In December 2014, Dr. Gunn was appointed by the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, as a "Ministerial Advisor" to work with the Tri-County Regional School Board in responding to recommendations of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia. He remained in this position until June of 2016. Also, in the spring of 2015, his Ministerial Advisor duties were expanded to advise and oversee the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board regarding its governance practices.
His academic qualifications include an Engineering Certificate, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from Mount Allison University, a Masters of Education Administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University, and a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta. Dr. Gunn has published numerous articles in various professional journals, and has presented on a variety of topics at many conferences and workshops, provincially, nationally, and internationally.