Born: Baltimore, Maryland, 1940
Wife: Patricia B Twyman
Residence: 135 Green Street, Locust Grove, VA 22508.
Moved to Lake of the Woods in 1994 from Alexandria, VA.
Education: Jim holds a Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees in Music Education from the University of Maryland with an
additional thirty hours of postgraduate credits in mathematics and computer
Occupation: Jim served as a high school
music and mathematics teacher for thirty years (1964-1994). Before retirement
he began a second career as a computer programmer with
a series of contracts with the Army Research Institute in Alexandria , VA. When
he moved to Lake of the Woods in 1994 , he continued fulfilling computer programming
contracts and began providing professional computer assistance to organizations
and individuals within the community.
Civic Activities: Jim is a member of the
Oak Chapel Baptist Church and the Orange
County Chamber of Commerce. He has served on several Lake of
the Woods' committees, is an officer
of the Civic Club of Lake of the Woods, and Vice President of Stage Alive Community Concert Association. Jim also
serves as Vice Chair of the Orange County School Board and as Chair of the Blue
Ridge Virtual Governor's School Joint School
Objectives: I believe in the value of a public school system that is
dedicated to serving and teaching all children. A large portion of our Orange
County taxes go to support the public schools. The School Board is responsible
for seeing that these funds are spent prudently and in line with the interests of
the community. It is a privilege to serve on the Orange County School
Board and I will work with the other school board members to improve our school
system. This includes encouraging and supporting the administration and
teachers to provide a quality education for all students.