Public invited to hear well known speaker on education

by Jim Boyle


“Schools cannot do it alone.”

That will be the message of Dr. Jamie Volmer, an internationally-recognized education expert and author, who will present to the general public at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug, 29) at Elk River High School’s Zabee Theater.

Dr. Jamie Vollmer

The Elk River Area School District is hosting the presentation, and school officials are encouraging the public to attend.

He will speak again to District 728 educators on Thursday morning at Zabee Theater.

Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book of the same name as his topic.

He has spent the last twenty years working with school districts, education associations, foundations, and chambers of commerce across the nation to halt the erosion of public trust and build support for America’s public schools.

Once a harsh critic, he has become an articulate friend of America’s public schools. His presentations combine statistics, logic, and humor to energize and encourage educators, business leaders and community groups to work together to build successful schools.

Volmer’s presentation aligns with the school district’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan of continually engaging in experiences that benefit the community.