President and Chief Executive Officer of Peter Gorman Leadership Associates LLC
Dr. Peter Gorman has been recognized nationally as an education leader and for developing outstanding leadership teams with 30 years of experience in education and business. As President and Chief Executive Officer at Peter Gorman Leadership Associates, Peter serves as a “Chief In Residence” for Chiefs For Change working to build a pipeline of “Future Chiefs” for states and districts, and as a “Superintendent in Residence” for District Administration Leadership Institute, the National Superintendents Academy.
Along with his responsibilities at Peter Gorman Leadership Associates, Dr. Gorman is the Managing Director of Academies for Atlantic Research Partners where he works with Atlantic’s National Superintendents Academy delivering intensive instruction on the academic, political, legal and logistical complexities, and the demanding realities, confronting school leaders today.
Dr. Gorman’s career began as a second-grade teacher in Orlando, Florida. He worked as a teacher, principal, and district-level administrator in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties in Florida before becoming superintendent of schools in Tustin, California. In 2006, Dr. Gorman became superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. Under his leadership, the district won the 2011 Broad Prize in Urban Education, which recognizes increases in student achievement and closing of achievement gaps. Thirteen members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Leadership Team during his tenure have been appointed as superintendents nationally. The book “Within Reach, Leadership Lessons in School Reform” chronicles his time with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and several other books reviewed aspects of his tenure along with numerous articles, research studies, and case studies. He then transitioned to the corporate world working as Executive Vice President of Education Services for Amplify, a division of News Corp, leading nearly 100 team members in the government relations, marketing and sales areas.
Dr. Gorman graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He also holds a master’s in business administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and a master’s and doctorate in education leadership from the University of Central Florida.
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