Mr. Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with an Education Studies minor at UCLA, and later completed his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at UCLA’s Principal Leadership Institute. Before transferring to UCLA, Mr. Walker attended the University of Washington as a walk-on football player. He completed his teacher credentialing program at Vanguard University.
In 2011, Mr. Walker worked at Whittier Christian High School as the Director of Academics and Technology. He has also served as Educational Technologist, Service Learning Coordinator, and History Teacher. He founded the business and entrepreneurship program at Whittier Christian, as well as academies for Biomedics, Engineering, Fine Arts, and Leadership.
He is also an adjunct professor at Vanguard University for the Teaching Credential Program where he teaches classes on technology integration, assessment, and student and parent engagement in the learning process. In 2019 he founded The Digital Family, a six-part online course for schools and churches to equip families for healthy digital engagement. Mr. Walker joined CVCS in 2020 and serves as the high school principal.
Mr. Walker believes that learning happens most effectively in the context of relationships, especially relationships centered on Christ. He aspires to center Christ in all that he does and infuse Christ into every rhythm of the school day: from entering campus, to teaching, to chapel...even testing and homework!
James and his wife, Karla, have three young children, Autumn, Juniper, and Santiago. They speak Spanish at home and spend every available moment enjoying a variety of outdoor activities, especially surfing.
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, UCLA
Bachelor of Arts in History with an Education Studies minor, UCLA