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Jamie Vollmer

For twenty years, in venues coast to coast, Jamie Vollmer has informed and entertained thousands of educators, board members, business leaders, and community groups with his enthusiastic praise of public education and his reasoned analysis of the need for systemic reform. His keynote presentations inspire increased involvement in the most important enterprise of our time: unfolding the full potential of every child. His interactive workshops provide participants with the tools they need to increase public support for America’s public schools.

Thoughtful and Timely. The feedback from the community has been resoundingly positive. Christian County Education Coalition, Kentucky

His words were passionate and inspiring. The audience wanted more. Mesa County School District 51, Colorado

His presentation of the burdens facing our schools and the changes we need to make was amazing. La Crosse Area Development Corporation, Wisconsin

His outstanding overview of the evolution of public education proved to be just what we needed. Education Committee, Oklahoma State Senate

He made a tremendous impression on our teachers, administrators and board members. McHenry Community Schools, Illinois

Fantastic!! Enlightening and encouraging! Every teacher in America needs to hear this message. NEA Leadership Conference

Fantastic speaker. Loved the concepts, the stories, and the challenge. Washington State School Directors’ Association

He got the highest ratings of all the presenters. North Central Association, Arizona

His message was powerful and well received. His personality and style enhance the message. Berrien County Intermediate School District, Michigan

Participant feedback verified what we already knew – he hit a home run! Georgia Association of Educational Leaders

He got a standing ovation from a group that does not give standing ovations. Missouri Municipal League

His message was priceless. Verona Area Schools, Wisconsin

His presentation was wonderful. His message was timely and on target. School Administrators of South Dakota

He was a HIT. National Association of Secondary School Principals

Outstanding! We continue to receive rave reviews. South Carolina School Boards Association

Vollmer gave us the most to think about. He was logical and brave. Alabama Association of School Boards

Stellar! School Administrators of Iowa

His presentation could not have been more pertinent to our mission. Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, Colorado

He was exceptional. Dynamic, informative, and a pleasure to work with. Clay County Economic Development Council, Missouri


Excellent! Outstanding and worth repeating.
Ohio School Boards Association

Electrifying! His enthusiasm is contagious.
Alabama Education Association

A huge success. His mix of humor, compassion and conviction set the tone for the entire conference. Pennsylvania School Board Association

Great! Professional, and crowd-pleasing. Nevada Association of School Administrators

Even at ten o’clock on a Friday night he wowed the room. He was practical, compelling, and funny all at the same time. Oregon Education Association

WOW! I wish everyone could hear his speech, especially parents and business people. Virginia Education Association

A champion of public education working tirelessly to improve our schools. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Illinois

His message had a great impact on our members. His words continue to echo across the state. New York State School Boards Association

We constantly refer to his presentation for guidance and inspiration! Citizen’s League of Central Oklahoma

Enjoyable and thought provoking. We’ve received nothing but favorable comments. Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia

One of the best! Florida School Boards Association

His perspective was invaluable. We look forward to his return. Allegan County Intermediate School District, Michigan

The evaluations from superintendents and principals were outstanding. Region 16 Education Service Center, Texas

His insights cause superintendents to rethink their strategies for communicating with both the public and their staff. Maine Department of Education

Nothing but positive remarks. Washoe County Teachers Association, Nevada

A super job! He got raves in the local paper that generally crucifies our schools. Stark County Educational Service Center, Ohio

Amazing. Vollmer got a standing ovation from a veteran staff. South Lewis Central Schools, New York

His message was important. His style was impressive. His approach was practical. Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania

Invire Jamie to Speak

Best keynote speaker we have had in years. No one walked out! United School Administrators of Kansas, Annual Convention

His contribution was vital. The presentation was informative and entertaining. Capistrano Unified School District, California

Jamie possesses a rare combination of insight, experience, and perspective. He is a breath of fresh air. National Education Association

Surpassed my expectations. His keynote address and follow-up workshop struck the exact cords I was hoping for. The Oklahoma Academy

Perfect scores on the evaluations! Central Illinois Tech Prep Consortium

An excellent job! Illinois School Boards Association

His message was inspiring, energizing, and funny. Tennessee School Boards Association

Jamie’s presentation was just what the staff needed. Spotsylvania County Schools, Virginia

Vollmer’s presentation was both enlightening and practical. The small group session really worked. Delaware School Boards Association

The wit and wisdom he displayed energized and motivated everyone to do more. Alliance For Student Achievement, Minnesota

Timely, informative and inspiring. He made this one of our most successful conferences. Arizona School Administrators

He was the star! The legislative leaders judged it the finest meeting they had ever attended. State Legislative Leaders Foundation

The perfect kick-off for our year. Absolutely on target and delightfully touched with humor. Parma City Schools, Ohio

A great motivational and inspirational message. The perfect elixir for our teachers. Hillsborough County Schools, Florida

His presentation was perfect for school communities considering educational change. Huntingdon Area Schools, Pennsylvania

The audience loved it. St. Clair Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan

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