January 30, 2017
While James Findlay studied at Rick’s College in the mid-1990s, he told himself that if there were ever an opportunity to return to Rexburg, Idaho, he would take it. He recently accomplished that goal when he accepted a position as PathwayConnect’s new curriculum coordinator.
James will now work closely with the director of Curriculum and Systems to help monitor PathwayConnect’s curriculum product line. He will also work with other BYU-Idaho curriculum stakeholders to help bring understanding and support to PathwayConnect’s curriculum programs.
James has a background in educational leadership, English-language learning, and curriculum design. Before coming to BYU-Pathway, James worked as a product manager overseeing global training in the Church History Department, “collecting a history of the Church and it’s people.” Assembling journals and photographs, training volunteers, and building record preservation centers was a rewarding experience for him.
When he’s not working, James enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Erin, and three children. He has also played bass in community orchestras and written documentary scripts for a local television station. In fact, two documentary pieces he has worked on have won Rocky Mountain Emmy awards.
“I jumped on the opportunity to be PathwayConnect’s curriculum coordinator, because I have always wanted to work and be associated with BYU-Idaho. I fell in love with the school and community when I was a student, and I’m really happy to be here,” shared James.