JAMES W. BEEKE is a life-long educator. He began his career as a teacher. He then served twenty-one years as a Christian School principal. This was followed by positions as Deputy Inspector and then Inspector/Director of Independent Schools - Ministry of Education: Province of British Columbia, Canada. After this, he and his wife moved to China, where he served as Superintendent of Schools for China Maple Leaf Educational Systems (CMLES). Currently he is an Executive Director on the CMLES Board of Directors and serves as its Superintendent of Global Education. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, is an educational consultant, and speaks for a wide variety of educational conferences and teacher training seminars.