I began my first job delivering the daily newspaper when I was 12, and I’ve always had a job ever since! Beginning work young has taught me a good deal about professionalism, responsibility, and dedication, which has been valuable in myriad ways. I could never have envisioned the range of experiences I’ve had as an educator, and I am always looking for new challenges and ways to grow.



Innovative and pioneering educator committed to helping students become lifelong learners who make a difference as active members of their communities.

Experienced academic leader who has led curriculum design, review, and evaluation projects.

Pedagogy expert, who mentors and leads teachers in creating “hands-on,” technology-rich, interdisciplinary learning experiences that engage students’ passions and develop their distinct individual talents.

Emotionally intelligent and culturally competent manager committed to integrity, who builds strong professional relationships rooted in communication and respect.


Employment and Professional Experience

Head of Upper School at Rocky Hill School
beginning July 2017
Board Member, Independent Curriculum Group
beginning May 2015
Consultant at Independent School Management (ISM, Inc.): Workshop Leader
beginning November 2014
Independent Educational Consultant
beginning January 2010

Areas of Expertise: Innovative Teaching and Learning, Inquiry- and Project-based Learning, Online/Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Independent Mission-focused Curriculum Development, School Leadership.

Recent Clients: Dwight Englewood School (NJ), Packer Collegiate School (NY), Shore School (Sydney, AUS), University Prep (WA), Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), Webb School, (CA), Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences (WA), Baton Rouge Episcopal School (LA), Pacific Northern Academy (AK), Evergreen School (WA), New Urban High School (OR), STEM Chinese Education Project (China)

Department Chair (PK-12), Assessment Task Force Leader, and Teacher at Oregon Episcopal School
beginning August 2011
Professional Development Facilitator and Teacher at Online School for Girls
beginning August 2010
21st Century Learning Chair, Technology Integration Assistant, and Teacher at Marlborough School
beginning August 2008
Department Chair, Teacher, and Coach at Chaminade College Preparatory
beginning August 1998
Teacher and Coach at Servite High School
beginning August 1989


Full Curriculum Vitae

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Mike Gwaltney