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Gary Rosenthal, a native of northern Virginia, has been a principal at all grade levels and has been a leader in reform and school-turnaround programs in public schools in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and most recently in Maine. An educational leader for more than 20 years, he has served on the board of directors of the Harvard Principals’ Center, the Chesapeake Center for the Coalition of Essential Schools, and on visiting committees with the Southern, Middle States’, and New England Accreditation Associations. He has also served as a member and president of the Dorchester County, Maryland, Board of Education, and has been an adjunct professor of graduate education at Trinity University in Washington, DC, and at the University of New England.

In addition, Rosenthal has attended school leadership institutes at The College of William and Mary and Salisbury State University. He previously served as the assistant superintendent and curriculum coordinator for Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 in Maine, and now serves as superintendent of schools for AOS 97—Winthrop/Fayette.

Rosenthal has been recognized by Harvard University for “Significant Contributions to the Professional Development of America’s School Leaders.” In addition, he received the Comcast Communications 2002–2003 School Leadership and Student Achievement Award, and was nominated for the Paul G. Carlson Award for work with DE Professional Development programs at the school and regional levels.

He is a member of the Academy of Political Science, Phi Delta Kappa, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the American Association of School Administrators, MSSA, and the Christian Legal Society