Garry Schneider, PhD

Dr. Garry Schneider spent over 35 years in public education working primarily in school districts with high poverty and a significant number of English Learners.  Most recently, he served as the Director of Secondary Education for Colton Joint Unified School District.  In this position, he was also responsible for K-12 testing and oversaw the development of the district’s common assessments for grades 7-12.

At the state level, he has worked with the California Partnership for Achieving Academic Success (Cal-PASS) overseeing inter-segmental panels of middle school, high school and college instructors to improve the success of students transitioning from high school to college.  As part of this process, Dr. Schneider also worked with schools in Texas.  As a result of this work, he has developed an extensive background in the change process in secondary schools.  In addition, Dr. Schneider served on the Board of the California Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) which led to his focus on the effective use of formative assessments (i.e., data driven instruction).

Dr. Schneider is an adjunct professor at the university level teaching in the Masters and administrative credential programs.  As a former high school principal, he has chaired Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation teams in California and Hawaii for the last twenty years.  Dr. Schneider has completed the Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success (CLASS) training and has extensive experience mentoring and coaching high school principals. 

Dr. Schneider received his Masters from Stanford University and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles.