James J. White, Principal

James White is a first generation college graduate, and a veteran of the Lawrence Public Schools. He started his career at Lawrence High School in January of 1994, as a student teacher while completing his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Mr. White is a proud graduate of Northern Essex Community College, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. In 2011, he received his C.A.G.S. in Educational Administration from American International College, and completed the N.I.S.I.L. Executive Development Program for Instructional Leaders. This past June (2018), he completed at the Principals’ Center at Harvard Graduate School of Education: Improving Schools Through the Art of Leadership program.

Mr. White looks forward to his work at the Lawrence Public Schools' - Adult Learning Center (ALC), as he brings a collaborative leadership style that is focused on improving the quality of educational and support services to ALC students. He also looks forward to working closely with adult learners in their pursuit of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, as well as in preparation for the GED and HiSET exams, and those who seek to pass the US Citizenship Test. 

Mr. White is continously impressed with the resiliency of adult learners as they balance the demands of work, family, school, and navigating the complexities of the world around them.