Alumnus David Gerard, Ph.D., a Candidate for Morgan Hill Unified School District

Wright Institute alumnus Dr. David Gerard is a candidate for the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Education (MUSD). Nine candidates are running for the MUSD which will have four open seats to fill in the November 4, 2014 election.

Dr. Gerard is a principal/consultant at Korn/Ferry International, providing executive coaching, as well as leadership and team development. He points out that "We're at a critical turning point in education in California. For the first time in history, because of changes in the state school funding formula, parents and community members can really shape the kinds of schools we have to an extent never before possible through state-mandated Local Control Accountability Plans."

Dr. Gerard has taught for ten years at UC Berkeley, in community colleges, and in Taiwan. He later managed an $80 million payroll, negotiating labor contracts for 60 work sites. He also trained 150 community leaders over an eight-year period as program head for Leadership Morgan Hill, a training and development program created to inspire future leaders to community service.