Program Profiles
James McIntyre

Current Title
Director, Center for Educational Leadership
Current Organization
The University of Tennessee

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Deputy chief financial officer and budget director
Previous Organization
Boston Public Schools
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2006


Strong leadership is integral to success in any organization. But research and experience have shown that public K-12 education, particularly in our large cities, is so complex and faces such challenges and constraints that it requires exceptional leadership to achieve and sustain instructional and academic excellence. Bringing outstanding leadership and managerial excellence to bear will ultimately leverage extraordinary gains in instructional practice and student achievement and ensure that every student has the opportunity to be successful.

Jim McIntyre dedicated the first 10 years of his education career to the students of Boston Public Schools before becoming superintendent for Knox County Schools. As superintendent, he led the district to new levels of student achievement, earning recognition for Knox County Schools as a model district and for Jim, who was named Outstanding Superintendent of the Year by the Tennessee Parent Teacher Association four times in his eight years.

Current Title
Director, Center for Educational Leadership
Current Organization
The University of Tennessee

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Deputy chief financial officer and budget director
Previous Organization
Boston Public Schools
Previous Organization Sector
School District