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consultant , business educator

James Nicholas Kleindl, business educator, consultant.


Kleindl, James Nicholas was born on June 7, 1930 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Wilbert Frank and Bernice (Ratel) Kleindl.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1954. Master of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, 1966. Postgraduate, Northern Illinois University, 1980.

Postgraduate, University Ohio, 1969. Postgraduate, University Colorado, 1979.


Head business education department, Freeport (Illinois) Public Schools, since 1958. Chairman Center Planning Council for Curriculum, Freeport School District 145, 1962-1963, Center Planning Council for Curriculum, 1963-1964, Freeport Business Education Curriculum, 1964-1965, Freeport Education Association, Welfare and Ethics, 1966-1970. Member program and planning committee Illinois Council on Economics Education, 1970-1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Business Education for the Seventies, 1972, Relevance in the Education of Today's Business Student, 1973, Consumer Education for Kindergarten Through Grade 8, 1976, Agriculture in the Classroom Grade 9 Through 12, 1985. Co-contributor, business education consultant Personal Economics in the Curriculum, 1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member advisory board Salvation Army, Freeport, 1971-1982. Consultant to the United States Treasurer department SAvings Bond Division, 1966-1972, chairman public relations Freeport Junior High School, 1970-1980, executive director Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Freeport, since 1970. Member steering committee to form Illinois Consumer Education Association, 1973-1974.

Member advisory board King Daughters Homes, 1975-1981. Consultant Illinois Office of Education for Consumer Education, Springfield, since 1976. Precinct committee manitoba Harlem 2 precinct, Stephenson County, Illinois, since 1976.

Sergeant United States Army, 1949-1953. Member National Education Association (life), Freeport Education Association (vice president 1961-1962, president 1962-1963, representative to National Education Association, 1963), Illinois Education Association, National Business Education Association, N. Center Business Education Association, Illinois Business Education Association, Illinois Consumer Education Association (board directors 1976-1977, chairman supplies and equipment committee 1977-1978, presenter, 1981, Gladys Bahr award 1987), Illinois Council Consumer Education, Amvets (post 32 education officer since 1980), Elks, Eagles.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, reading, travel, writing.


Married Elaine M. McCabe, April 24, 1951. Children: Michael, Brad, William.

Wilbert Frank Kleindl

Bernice (Ratel) Kleindl

Elaine M. McCabe

Michael Kleindl

Brad Kleindl

William Kleindl