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Dr. Jamie Vollmer

Dr. Jamie Vollmer

Jamie Vollmer is president of Vollmer, Inc., a public education advocacy firm working to increase student success by raising public support for America’s schools. 

Jamie is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone, proclaimed by the American School Board Journal as one of the “top ten books of the year.” In 2012, he was named the Friend of Texas Public Schools, and the Friend of Ohio Public Education. He is the 2010 recipient of the Learning and Liberty award presented by the National School Public Relations Association for his efforts to build trust and support for public schools. 

With a background in law and manufacturing, Mr. Vollmer entered the education arena in 1988 as a founding member of the Iowa Business Roundtable. He was, at the time, president of the Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company, named by People magazine as the “Best Ice Cream in America!” In 1990, he changed careers to become the Roundtable’s Executive Director. 

Once a harsh critic, he is now an articulate champion of America’s public schools. Over the last twenty years he has worked with educators, parents, and community leaders to remove the obstacles to student success. 

In addition to his book and numerous articles, Mr. Vollmer has written and produced the videos, The Ever Increasing Burden on America’s Public schools, Why Our Schools Need to Change, and Teachers are Heroes

Vollmer holds a Juris Doctor from Catholic University, and a B.A. from Penn State. He is married to his college sweetheart, the former baton twirling majorette, Jeanne Hecker. They have three grown children, all gainfully employed.