Gary Gruber, Ph.D
Dr. Gary Gruber has served in every capacity in schools – teacher, coach, department head, head of school, parent, trustee, and grandparent. He has taught in college and university settings, co-authored a book "Understanding & Enjoying Adolescence" (1988) and published two recent ones, "Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir" (2013) and "Your Child, Your Choice: Finding the Right School for Your Child." (2014). Gary served as a Chaplain and Department Head at Choate Rosemary Hall, was the Head of School at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was the founding head of Bosque School in Albuquerque, where he served recently as the Interim Head of School during the 2010-11 school year.
Gary was the founding Board Chair of Monte del Sol School in Santa Fe and for the past sixteen years he has been an executive search consultant and management consultant to schools and other non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. Gary spent two years as the interim Principal at the American School in London and fulfilled three other interim assignments in Princeton, New Jersey, Hershey and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
As the founder of a non-profit group, the “Southwest Institute for Educational Research and Professional Teacher Development,” Gary was instrumental in that entity evolving into “The Santa Fe Leadership Center.” That consulting group merged with “Leading is Learning” to produce the current organization known as “Leadership and Design.” He served on the original boards of all three groups and is currently one of the collaborators for L+D. He continues to be an active consultant in the area of transition management, a description of which may be found on another page on this web site.
He holds a B.A. from Miami University, an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Penn State University. Gary and his wife, Susan Richardson, keep a home base in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they have resided for the past 20 years. They are the parents (and step-parents) of seven adult children and enjoy keeping tabs on their fourteen grandchildren.
Personal interests include travel, especially to Mexico, reading, writing, fishing and other outdoor activities.