Dr. Christopher Ray


Dr. Christopher Ray

 

Dr. Christopher Ray

PRINCIPAL

Dr. Ray grew up in Maine and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Joseph’s College, and a master’s degree in middle grades education from the University of Maine. After moving to Georgia in 1996, he earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University focusing on the effective use of technology in schools.


Dr. Ray has been with Gwinnett County Public Schools for 22 years. During that time, he has served in a variety of roles including classroom teacher, local school technology coordinator, assistant principal, and for 14 years as a principal. With a thorough working knowledge of instructional design, technology systems, staff development, a K-12 perspective, systems thinking, creativity, innovation, and collaborative team development, Dr. Ray is recognized as an outstanding educational leader.

As an adjunct professor for Piedmont College, Dr. Ray shares his expertise in the areas of educational leadership, instructional practices, and technology integration.

Seven years ago, Dr. Ray was given the charge to create an online school serving grades 4 – 12 for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Creating a brand new school utilizing innovative and transformative educational methods is a once-in-a life-time opportunity for an educator. In just five short years, Gwinnett Online Campus is recognized as one of the best online/blended schools in the nation with some of the highest test scores in the state of Georgia.

 

 

Professional Affiliations:

D2L EduFan Council
D2L K12 Advisory Board
Georgia Online Advisory Committee
iNACOL
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Piedmont College Adjunct Professor



 

THE EDTECH AWARDS 2019 | Lighting the Way

Leadership Finalist


Dr. Christopher Ray, Gwinnett Online Campus Principal, is a 2019 Ed Tech Awards Finalist in the category for Leadership - School Leader

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GOC Wins 2017 National Principals Month Video Contest from the National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Principals Month is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do. GOC students submitted their video thanking Dr. Ray for his leadership at Gwinnett Online Campus and it was selected as the winning video for 2017! 

The key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal. Thank you, Dr. Ray! Our students think you are "The Real Thing!".

Dr. Ray Video Contest   


   Watch the video HERE.

   Click HERE to view all video contest submissions

 

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