James Stroker

Our Teachers

A long over due collection of tribute pages to the individuals who accepted the challenge of educating us.

Mr. James Stroker


Jim Stroker, ESQ, is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Facilitator, Wellness Coach, Global Motivational Speaker, Certified Trainer, and Certified Yoga Instructor. For over 35 years, Jim was a beloved and widely renowned Teacher and Hall of Fame Coach in Ridgewood, NJ.

Jim experienced trauma when he lost his father at a young age, and again when his two young children were in a life-altering car accident. He learned how to rise up in the face of adversity using gratitude and resiliency. To hear Jim tell his story is to live it, and his lifetime of experience empowers others to conquer adversity and thrive not just in spite of it, but because of it. Jim is a powerhouse of contagious positive energy, and has a wealth of experience in understanding how to bring out the inner strengths in others.

Jim Stroker has done a lot of videos in his time. All are heartfelt and instructive. Just the kind of thing you would expect from someone who devoted his life to teaching and remains a great role model in this next stage of his life after teaching at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and coaching a myriad of sports including Football and Baseball. This is one of my favorite videos, it’s on the subject of: Parents

You can check him out on YouTube and he also offers daily inspiration on FaceBook.


Jack Stroker and James Stroker

Jack Stroker and James Stroker