Dr. Gerald Gabbard Master of Education Instructor

Gerald Gabbard

Ph.D., Capella University
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Lawrence University



Gabbard, G. W. (2018, March 5). Data dread: How to overcome data fatigue and go beyond the numbers [Blog post]. Teaching Channel. Retrieved from https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2018/03/05/data-dreadconcordia/

Gabbard, G. W. (2012). Instructional leadership, change, and political culture: The relationship between superintendents’ perceived self-efficacy with policy implementation and student achievement (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database. (Accession No. 3522153)

Gillespie, M., & Gabbard, G. W., et al. (2008). Lessons of individualized learning. Lawrence Today, 88(3), 4-9.


“Leadership and Professional Learning” (Scholastic Webinar, May 2018, jointly presented with Alisa Bates and Janelle Wagstaff). Available on demand from http://www.scholastic.com/concordia/

“Being Collaborative Change Agents: Designing New Programs to Develop Future Inclusive Instructional Leaders by Leveraging NELP Standards/State Policy” (CEEDAR Convening, April 23, 2019, Denver, Colorado, jointly presented with Marc Shelton, Randy DePry, and Tania McKey). See http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Cross-State2019-Booklet-Final.pdf, p. 11

“ICPEL State Affiliates: Collaborating to Prepare Effective and Inclusive Principals for Each School” (ICPEL Conference, July 16, 2019, Aliso Viejo, California, jointly presented with Marc Shelton and Tania McKey). See https://www.icpel.org/uploads/1/5/6/2/15622000/draft_icpel_schedule_2019.pdf, p. 5

“Collaborating to Prepare Effective and Inclusive Educators for Each Student and Each School” (Confederation of Oregon School Administrators Special Education Conference, October 4, 2019, Eugene, Oregon, jointly presented with Marc Shelton and Elaine Fox).

Chair of Administrator Licensure Programs / Associate Professor, Concordia University-Portland

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Port Angeles School District #121, Port Angeles, Washington

Director of Support Services, Estes Park School District R-3, Estes Park, Colorado

Principal, Free Horizon Montessori Charter School, Jeffco Public Schools, Golden, Colorado

International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (2019-present)

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (2016-present)

Oregon Professors of Education Administration (president 2018-2020)

Honors, awards, scholarships:

Graduation with Distinction, Capella University, July 2012

CASE Conference Scholarship 2008 (attended ASCD National Convention in New Orleans)

Cum laude graduate, Lawrence University, 1992

Pi Kappa Lambda honor society induction, 1991

Dean’s List and education scholarship recipient, 1987-1992 • National Honor Society, 1986

Badger Boys State representative, 1986