Davidson, North Carolina
Background: Gene has served the independent school community for more than 45 years. He has been a teacher, coach, Director of Development, Director of Admissions, Head of Upper School and Headmaster.
Gene began his teaching and administrative career at Rutgers Preparatory School in New Jersey before receiving the appointment as Headmaster of St. Andrew’s School of Savannah, GA. He then served twenty-one years as Headmaster of Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. During his tenure the school’s enrollment more than doubled to 1,550 students in grades TK-12. The school also acquired seven adjacent parcels of land equaling 21.5 acres and planned and built five major buildings resulting in the addition of more than 200,000 square feet of academic and athletic facilities. He then went on to serve Marshall School in Duluth, MN, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA, and Davidson Day School in Davidson, NC, as interim head of school.
He has experience leading boards of trustees in developing retreats, revision of bylaws, and the process of recruiting new trustees.
He has also been through numerous successful capital campaigns and strategic planning exercises. He has been Chair of the NAIS School Heads’ Advisory Committee, President of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association, and a Trustee of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls (now the Heads Network). He is currently a member of the Charlotte Rotary Club.
Gene took his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Government and International Relations. He subsequently received an M.A.T. in Secondary Education from Trenton State College and an M.Ed. from Rutgers University in Administration and Supervision. He lives in Davidson, NC, with his wife, Rose Marie.
He enjoys traveling, particularly when it involves his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson who live in New Jersey.