James Kelley

Dr. Kelley is currently an Education Technology Consultant for Apple in the Deep South Education Region that includes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. He is responsible for developing and supporting innovative educational technology initiatives (K-16 and beyond) in those states. He has been with Apple for over eighteen years and spent two years at corporate managing the Apple Adult Education and Literacy Group before returning to his home state, Tennessee.

Dr. Kelley is a former classroom teacher, school principal and administrator for Metro-Nashville Public Schools. His doctoral degree was taken from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He has been an adjunct faculty member for Vanderbilt, Trevecca and Tennessee State University.

Before coming to Apple, Dr. Kelley was Assistant Commissioner of Education for the Tennessee Department of Education where he was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of high quality curricula in all subject areas from preschool to adult. Prior to assuming that position, he was the state's first Director of Technology and was responsible for the development and implementation of Tennessee's initial statewide technology initiative, "Computer Skills Next."

Dr. Kelley lives in Goodlettsville, Tennessee with his wife, Janice, they have four children. Jennifer, their oldest, is a kindergarten teacher and is Cooper and Campbell’s mom...Andy, the oldest son, has returned to China where he teaches American and English Literature at Henan University...Jon, the middle son, is a Technology Support Specialist at Ensworth High School in Nashville...Josh, the youngest, is a senior at Tennessee Tech. They are his joy and inspiration for living.

Contact Information:
E-mail: kelley@apple.com
Work Phone: 615-859-8067
Cell Phone: 615-828-4964
Website: http://homepage.mac.com/kelley1