ECU is a niche publisher. Our niche is K-12 education.
Our primary targets are School Board Members, Superintendents,
Principals and Staff, and Teachers.
We also serve those who want excellence and loving care in our schools.
Our authors are chosen because they have vital expertise to share.
We are proud of the books they have written—and the acclaim their books bring.
We are also very proud that our authors share their expertise,
passion, and acumen through writing and public speaking.
Here is a short biography of each author.
It is followed by their current speaking topics and contact information.
Jim Burgett is a
veteran educator, nationally recognized education speaker, and consultant. He
was named the “Illinois Superintendent of the Year” by the American
Association of School Administrators, and "Administrator of the
Year" by the Illinois Association for Educational Office Professionals.
Burgett has received numerous honors and recognition for his leadership,
including the Award of Excellence from the Illinois State Board of Education,
and the Van Miller Distinguished Scholar Award by the
After earning a B.S.
degree in education at the
Education has been the cornerstone of his career. Jim has been a teacher of grades five through twelve and a principal of elementary, middle school, and high school. During his 38-year tenure, Jim has served as the Superintendent at three districts, retiring from the Blue-Ribbon Highland District in 2004.
Jim speaks across the country to a variety of organizations, writes and presents administrator academies, and produces webinars and on-line training. He is known for his practical leadership. In particular, Jim Burgett has lead in the development of administrative standards and effective teaching strategies.
For ECU, Jim Burgett has written What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know and The Perfect School (with Jim Rosborg and Max McGee); Finding Middle Ground in K-12 Education: Balancing Best Practices and the Law (with Brian Schwartz); Teachers Change Lives 24/7: 150 Ways to Do It Right; The Art of School Boarding: What School Members Need to Know, and The School Principal’s Toolbook: Building the How-To-Path to Excellence.
Burgett’s current speech titles are “The Heart of Education: Engagement,” “The Art of School Boarding,” and “Moving from Doom to Zoom.” Jim can be contacted at email@example.com or (618) 654-5874.
Dr. James Rosborg
Dr. Jim Rosborg
currently is serving in his 10th year as Director of Master's in Education at
In June, 2005, Rosborg
retired after eleven years as superintendent of the 3,750-student
Rosborg himself is a past recipient of the Illinois Master Teacher Award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Those Who Excel” Award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Break the Mold” Award, the Boy Scouts of American Russell Hill Award for promoting Special Needs Scouting and Character Development, and the 2004 Illinois Superintendent of the Year Award.
Rosborg recently celebrated his 39th wedding anniversary with his wife Nancy. They are the proud parents of three children and have six grandchildren.
With ECU, Rosborg co-authored What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know and The Perfect School (with Max McGee and Jim Burgett).
Rosborg speaks about school law, ethics, positive mental attitude, anti-bullying, classroom management, tax caps, celebrating good teachers, and assessment topics such as having success with students that live in poverty. Jim Rosborg can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618)537-6464.
Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee
recognized as a dynamic leader, teacher, speaker and writer on critical
issues in educational leadership, STEM education and legislation.
He was previously president of the Illinois Mathematics
and Science Academy, a public residential academy that educates the top math
and science students in Illinois where he led the Academy to receive Intel’s
“Star Innovator Award” as the top high school in America, and launched field
offices and other initiatives that expanded programs and services to
thousands of students and teachers throughout the state. Dr. McGee has also been a teacher, principal
and superintendent in three
Max earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science
With ECU, McGee co-authored What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know and The Perfect School (with Jim Rosborg and Jim Burgett).
Max McGee’s current speech titles are “
Dr. Brian Schwartz
Brian Schwartz is Associate Director &
General Counsel to the Illinois Principals Association. He is also an adjunct professor of school
law at the
With ECU, Schwartz co-authored Finding Middle Ground in K-12 Education: Balancing Best Practices and the Law (with Jim Burgett).
Dr. Pat Anderson
Patrick Anderson is the superintendent of Wood
River-Hartford School District #15 in