James Flynn
Social Studies Department Chair


  • Blended learning
  • Classroom technology
  • Curriculum
  • Education technology
  • Engagement
  • Innovative professional development
  • Online learning
  • Personalized learning
  • Professional development
  • Student-centered education

James Flynn’s teaching career began over 12 years ago at Orville H. Platt High School in Meriden, Connecticut. In 2009, he was recognized with a National Milken Educators Award for his work in Connecticut as a social studies teacher. Flynn is an experienced speaker and has represented Meriden Public Schools by presenting on blended learning and student-centered learning at various conferences, including the International Society for Technology Education conference in San Antonio, the University of Connecticut’s iPad summit, Nellie Mae Education Foundation conferences, the Cas Alliance district conference, the New England Secondary School Consortium conference, and Meriden’s Blended Learning Summit. Flynn has also worked with Jobs for the Future to create professional modules on student voice and engagement. For the past two years he served as the personalized learning experience coordinator at Platt High School, and is now chair of the social studies department. Flynn is also the cross country coach, a Zoning Board of Appeals member and a proud husband and father of three.