Dr. Jerry Traynor’s career success and satisfaction is in the field of Educational Leadership. For over 30 years, he has found fulfillment working with teachers, parents and administrators in private, public and international schools. Serving as principal, coach, group facilitator and change agent has enabled him to transform the cultures of organizations. Currently he applies these skills while working with two local boards and numerous committees. He assists members in streamlining processes and actively engages groups to participant in decision making.
As the principal at the American School in Monterrey, Mexico, he conducted training sessions for Expats, orientating them to life away from the US. Dr. Traynor rewrote the curriculum and created grade level teams for a more inclusive working environment with the local teachers.
His team building skills include supporting personnel in forming mission and vision statements, problem solving, conflict resolution and facilitating effective committees.
Dr. Traynor is able to create healthy cultures in organizations by maximizing strengths, fortifying communication and building internal structures to sustain positive change.
Areas of Interest
I believe in service above self. Regardless of titles and roles, I am first and foremost a teacher. I seek out opportunities to serve, teach, learn and enjoy researching current trends in the field of education. My research has led me to believe that, as educators, we can effect change through the creation and transmission of knowledge. I have a keen interest in the science of learning. My passion would be working in a think tank researching new educational models and emerging technologies related to how children learn.
- PhD in Educational Leadership, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
- MA in Education, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts
- Masters in Administration / Supervision, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
- BA in Education / Teaching degree, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Dr. Traynor has been teaching at the Institute since 2016.