James Lewicki

James Lewicki is recognized as a national expert in place-based and project-based learning, as well as creating interdisciplinary, multi-age learning communities

James has worked closely with over 150 schools – from small to large, rural to urban, and elementary to high school – across 20 states.  Many of these schools have emerged as highly successful schools, several recognized among America’s top schools.

James has been a school principal, and taught for 17 years as a K-12 public school teacher. He was a Wisconsin Teacher of the Year finalist, received a prestigious Kohl Fellowship for outstanding innovative teaching, and was Crawford County Conservation Teacher of the Year.  Before education, James was a YMCA Camp Director for 8 years and wilderness instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

​Lewicki has an M.E.P.D. in Education from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, an M.S. in Outdoor Education Administration from George Williams College, a B.S. in Social Sciences from The Evergreen State College, and an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College. 

James, and his wife, Renee, live in Colorado after raising five children in Wisconsin, who are now pursuing their dreams across America and the world.

We are excited to have James help us develop our charter school!

If you are interested in potentially joining Rollingstone Community School as staff or as a volunteer, please complete this interest form, or email us at rollingstonecommunityschool@gmail.com