Dr. Gladys Pack began her career as an elementary school teacher and then as a school psychologist in Yonkers, New York. She served as the Yonkers Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Program Development and Restructuring for 15 years, during which time she designed the district’s 38 magnet schools at all grade levels.
Dr. Pack developed and implemented successful Magnet Schools Assistance Grants, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Smaller Learning Communities, Safe Schools and Healthy Students, and FLAP grants, as well as a Pew Foundation grant that studied the implementation of national education standards. She has conducted workshops in Magnet Standards, Developing Magnet Schools, and Grant Writing as well as worked with school districts around the country in the implementation of their magnet schools.
Dr. Pack worked as the Coordinator for the New York State Education Department’s Preparing Teachers of Tomorrow to Use Technology federal grant; in addition, she worked with the Department of Technology and School Change at the Teachers College, Columbia University.
She has a PhD. from Fordham University in Education Administration and Education Policy, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has been a Fellow in the National Education Leadership Program. Dr. Pack has served on the Board of Directors of Magnet Schools of America, Sarah Lawrence Early Childhood Program, and is the past president of Magnet Schools of New York.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.