James Brauer

James Brauer - Virtual School PrincipalJames Brauer is a virtual school Principal at Iowa Connections Academy, Iowa’s first statewide K-12 virtual school.  Other administrative experience includes serving as an assistant principal in the North Kansas City School District.  Assignments included Golden Oaks Education Center, the district’s K-12 alternative school for students with special needs, and Maple Park Middle School.  Prior to school administration, Brauer was a special education teacher in the Kansas City, KS School District.

Academically, Brauer is completing a doctorate in Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Other earned degrees, include: Ed.S. Education Administration (University of Missouri-Kansas City); M.S.Ed. Adaptive Special Education (University of Kansas); M.S.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (University of Kansas); and B.Ed. Comprehensive Social Studies (University of Kansas).

Brauer is married to Mandi, a family and consumer sciences teacher. They are the proud parents of one child.

You can connect with Brauer at his blog – “Connected Educators” or follow him on Twitter (@jamesbrauer).


  1. […] grew impatient.  So, last week I finally decided to beg-and-plead for an opportunity to be a contributing blogger at their website.  And just like that I was finally hooked-up and invited to fully participate in the Connected Principals’ PLN.  Check-out my personal profile page! […]

    October 10, 2011
  2. Carl Perico said:

    Somebody was asking about you the other day, and I heard you had become an administrator. You have done well for yourself, my friend, and you have a beautiful wife! Give me a holler at Rosedale. 913-627-6900. -Carl

    August 19, 2015

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