Title: Secondary School Educator
Location: Lutherville, Maryland, United States
Dr. Gary M. Pryseski, secondary school educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in school administration and curriculum development.
Inspired to follow the example set by his high school French teacher, Dr. Pryseski dedicated his career to educating students for nearly 60 years. His experience has spanned both teaching in the classroom and serving in educational administration roles. Notably in his tenure, he developed a course for Johns Hopkins University’s teacher leadership program to teach at-risk students in his role as senior facilitator of talent development. Much of the curriculum was influenced by Dr. Pryseski previous experiences as an administrator at the middle school level. His impact reached four schools in particular: Mount View Middle School, Hammond Middle School, Wilde Lake Middle School, and Old Mill High School. In addition to this work, Dr. Pryseski contributed to education through his work as a staff specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education.
Dr. Pryseski attributes his success to his ability to truly listen to what people say in order to develop effective action plans for them. He paid close mind to ensuring students had consistency in their curriculums throughout the districts he worked within and he was dedicated to providing students with an outstanding academic experience. In recognition of his professional excellence in his career, Dr. Pryseski was the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Retired since 2015, Dr. Pryseski believes his career was supported by his own education coupled with his immense involvement within his industry. He earned a PhD from the University of Maryland in 1989, a certificate in advanced studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1979, a Master of Science from Morgan State University in 1975 and a Bachelor of Science from Towson University in 1968. Throughout the years, Dr. Pryseski affiliated with the Association of Secondary School Principals, the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Middle School Association, the Maryland Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Maryland Middle School Association, the Maryland Teachers Association, the National Council on Social Studies, and the American Educational Research Association. As he looks ahead, Dr. Pryseski intends to continue enjoying his retirement and celebrating his successful career.
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