Jim Thaxton was born and raised in NKY and holds a Kentucky Lifetime Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies and Mathematics. He earned his BA from Thomas More College. Shortly after graduation he earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer. Upon release from active duty he earned a MA from NKU in Education with a concentration in mathematics and completed his Rank I there (30-hours above a Masters) as well.
Jim has taught students at the primary, elementary, middle school, secondary, university and the adult education level.
During his varied teaching career he and his wife Ann enjoyed leading students on multi-day outdoor education