Gary Ross has over 40 years of experience as an educator, serving as a special education teacher (K-12), as an elementary and middle school teacher (public and private), which included three years of looping fourth- and fifth-grade students, as an elementary and middle school administrator (public and private), during which he taught eighth-grade algebra to all boys and all girls classes for five years. Additionally, Gary has served as an adjunct instructor for Brenau University and Wesleyan College, as the Education Director for the Georgia Division of Youth Services, and as an Assistant Professor of Education for Shorter University. Gary has a B.S. in Education, an M. Ed. and an Ed. S. in Administration and Supervision, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership. Currently, Gary serves as an educational consultant in Rome, Georgia. He has presented at statewide, regional, and national conferences on a variety of topics, including a study of student success based on mentorship, professional learning communities pairing local school systems with institutes of higher learning, and the advantages of single-sex classrooms.