Dr. George Eric Thomas


Concordia University of Chicago – Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership 

University of Cincinnati – Post-Graduate Course Work, Superintendent Program 

University of Cincinnati – Master of Education, Educational Administration 

University of Cincinnati – Administrator Development Academy 

University of Cincinnati – Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education 

Professional Experience 

Georgia State Board of Education – Deputy Superintendent / Chief Turnaround Officer (2017–present) 

University of Virginia Darden/Curry, Charlottesville, Virginia, Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) – Chief Support Officer (2012–2017)

Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Chief Innovation Officer (2010–2012)
  • Turnaround Principal Coach (2008–2010)
  • Principal (2004–2010)

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio – Adjunct Instructor & Facilitator, Educational Administration Program (2004–2007) 

Middletown City School District, Middletown, Ohio – Administrator, Garfield Alternative High School (2002–2004) 

Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • District Coordinator, 8+ Program (For Overaged 8th graders) (1998–2002)
  • Social Studies Teacher, Aiken and Taft High School (1994–1998) 

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Dr. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard


Kent State, Kent, Ohio – Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Master of Teaching (Secondary Choral)

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan – Bachelor of Music Education

Certificates: School District Leader (SDL) New Jersey

Professional History 

The College of St. Rose, Albany, New York – Assistant Professor Educational Leadership (2018–present)

EquiVisible LLC, Albany, New York – Founding Director (2016–present)

City School District of Albany, New York – Superintendent of Schools (2012–2016)

Paterson Public Schools, New Jersey – Deputy Superintendent (2010–2012)

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Executive Director Educational Services (2008–2010)

Racine Unified Schools, Wisconsin – Chief Academic Officer (2006–2008)

Willow Run Community Schools, Michigan – Executive Director Teaching and Learning (2003–02004)

Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor Michigan – Director of Achievement Initiatives (2003–2006)

Ohio State Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio – Associate Director Office of Regional School Improvement Services (2002–2003)

Cleveland State University – Assistant Professor Masters in Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST) (1999–2000)

Racine Unified, Wisconsin; Northview School District, Michigan and East Grand Rapids, Michigan Public Schools – Teacher (1981–1995)

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Dr. Matthew Gutiérrez


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas – Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership 

Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas – Master of Education, Education Administration 

Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas – BS, Interdisciplinary Studies 

Professional History 

Seguin Independent School District, Plano, Texas – Superintendent (2017–present)

Plano Independent School District, Plano, Texas – Assistant Superintendent for Employee Services (2016–2017)

Little Elm Independent School District, Little Elm, Texas

  • Deputy Superintendent (2015–2016)
  • Interim Superintendent of Schools (2014–2015) 
  • Executive Director for Human Resources (2013–2014)

Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, Texas – Director of Human Resources, Elementary (2012–2013)

Elementary Killeen Independent School District, Killeen, Texas – Hay Branch Elementary School Principal (2010–2012)

Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas –  Rawlinson Middle School Assistant Principal (2008–2010)

Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, Texas –  McLean 6th Grade Center Assistant Principal (2007–2008)

Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas – Covington Middle School Assistant Principal (2005–2007)

Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas –  Sul Ross Middle School Teacher, Team Leader & Department Chair (2002–2005)

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