Hi, my name is James "Skip" Burns and here at GapSmart! I do all the Gap Year Consulting.  Here's a quick bio so you can get to know me...

 I'm a 2004 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.  After graduating I spent two years with AmeriCorps*NCCC out of Denver, CO wherein I came to  realize that finding and following your personal passion is the key to a successful and fulfilling life. 

After my Gap Years, I worked at the Pine Ridge School in Vermont working primarily with students with language based learning differences such as dyslexia.  

In 2008 I fulfilled a life long dream of riding his bicycle across the country in support of the affordable housing cause with the nonprofit, Bike & Build Inc.  I co-led a trip from Boston to Santa Barbara.

Currently, I'm finishing a Master's in Secondary Education through the University of New Hampshire.  My real passion is teaching and developing leadership skills in youth.  

I also continue to give back through service and I'm a big brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters and a high school wrestling coach.

Below is an ebook I wrote that outlines the philosophy of GapSmart!  

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James "Skip" Burns


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