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 received a
Master of Education degree from the University of Maryland, with an
additional thirty hours of postgraduate credits in mathematics and computer
Occupation: Jim was 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 fulfilled computer
programming contracts for fifteen years and currently provides
professional computer assistance to organizations and individuals
within the community.
Civic Activities: Jim is a member of the
Blue Run Baptist Church and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
He has served on numerous Lake of the Woods committees and was for
many years the President of the Civic Club of Lake of the Woods. He is currently
Vice President of the Stage Alive Community Concert Association and
a board member of Friends of Lake of the Woods. Jim is a recipient, from
the Lake of the Woods Association, of the "Warren J Lodge Award
for Excellence" in recognition of his outstanding community
service. Jim severed on the Orange
County School Board for sixteen years (2007-2023) and was Chair of the Blue Ridge Virginia
Governor's School Joint School Board. The Governor's
School is a four year program for talented and gifted students in
grades 9-12 and serves over 600 students from seven counties.
Objectives: Jim believes in the value of a
public school system dedicated to serving and teaching all children.
Many 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 community's interests. It
privilege to serve on the Orange County School Board, as he worked 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.