Gerardo J. Martinez
Gerardo has been in the field of education for 20 years. He debuted as an English Teacher at the Taft Middle School in Boston where he sought to transform the learning experiences of inner city kids through his teaching of literature. During his last two years in Boston, he became a literacy trainer and while teaching full time, provided professional development for teachers interested in establishing a balanced literacy program in their classrooms. Simultaneously, he received his Masters degree in educational administration and was appointed by Superintendent Thomas Payzant to lead the work in transforming the Curley Middle School in Jamaica Plain. Five years later he was recruited by the Brookline Public Schools as principal of the Edward Devotion Pre-K to 8 School, where he worked to create a framework for adult learning and teacher growth. In 2011, Gerardo joined the Wellesley Public Schools where he currently serves as principal.
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