Jimmy Casas is in his 20th year of administrative leadership. He currently serves as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. An experienced administrator at both the middle and high school levels, Jimmy brings a vast knowledge and understanding of school improvement reform initiatives, critical changes required to improve academic performance for all students, and the positive impact shared leadership has on the educational process. His passion for teaching and learning coupled with a vision for developing a community of leaders has procured a culture of excellence and high standards for learning amid a positive school culture for students and staff. Jimmy’s core purpose lies in serving others. He continues to give back to his profession by presenting both at the local, state and national levels, including SAI, ITEC, ISTE, and NASSP. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Most recently, Jimmy was awarded the 2013 Bammy Educators Voice Award as the Secondary School Principal of the Year. Finally, he is the Co-Founder & Co-Moderator of #IAedchat, moderating the on-line discussion every Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. CST.