Victor Gathers

Title: Assistant Principal
Company: The New York City Department of Education
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Victor Gathers, Assistant Principal at The New York City Department of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

As a youth during the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Gathers was enrolled in school during an initiative to fix the schooling system in the state of New York. His neighborhood was selected as an experimental district and the experience allowed him to witness his school district develop exponentially. He then made the conscience decision to pursue a career in school administration in order to have a positive impact on children’s lives.

Moreover, Dr. Gathers received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education, from Boston University in 1973 and 1974, respectively. He later earned a Master of Arts in School Administration from the City University of New York in 1987. Dr. Gathers concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Education in school leadership from the Sage Colleges in 2018.  At the start of his career, he notably served as the coordinator and principal of the New York City Department of Education. Today, he excels as an assistant principal of an alternative high school with the aforementioned organization, a position he has held since 1974.

Achievements to his credit authoring a patent titled, “Essentials of Educational Program Services,” in 2003. Likewise, he served as the author and editor of “Stegg-Vaughn Tabe Workbook Mathematics,” and has developed a Doctoral Dissertation which was published in 2019. For his accomplishments in the field, he accepted a 20 Year Service Award from the NYC Council of Supervisors and Administrators, where he was a past president of the Black Caucus, and his written work is housed in the Library of Congress. Dr. Gathers attributes his success to his passion and dedication for his work. He feels a sense of duty to his community, and he is simply never satisfied with mediocrity. His parents and grandparents made sure coming up that he had his life planned and plotted out, even before he knew. All of his heroes lived under one roof, and he is grateful for that blessing.

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