Phone: (937) 667-8448 Ext. 2780


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Art Education Bowling Green State University M.Ed. in Administration Lamar University

James Kitchen



I began my teaching career coaching football and teaching art to middle school students in Ohio.  After a few years, my wife and I moved to Texas and I began teaching art at the high school level.  I have served on a variety of committees including technology and curriculum, was a mentor teacher to students and student teachers, and a club advisor.  I served on a committee for an arts festival, started three nonprofit charities, and served as a department chair for an art department.  In 2014 we returned to Ohio.  We are thankful to be closer to family and friends and raise our children near them.

In 2016 I began teaching at Tippecanoe High School and implemented the tiny house building program within the Homebuilding classes.  Building tiny houses has given students at the high school opportunities to learn valuable life skills as well as skills they can utilize to begin careers in the trades.  Students get the chance to design, learn about, and build tiny homes that people can live in. The homes are usually around 8' wide, 13'6' high and anywhere from 10'-24' in length.  One home each year will be for sale. The other homes will be donated to veterans and first responders that take part in programs offered by Veteran's Ananda (NY).

I am very excited to begin my 5th year at Tippecanoe High School! I will teach Intro to Homebuilding & Advanced Homebuilding II each semester.  We will finalize working on the 2nd Tipp Tiny House so that it can be sold this fall! I look forward to working with students and helping them reach their goals!


To check out our Tipp Tiny House go to:

Tipp Tiny House Website

Tipp Tiny House on Twitter

Last Modified on August 26, 2020