Title: Teacher (Retired)
Company: Philadelphia School District
Location: Bear, Delaware, United States
Larry M. Gainey, a retired teacher for the Philadelphia School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of mathematics.
Well regarded as a mathematics teacher with over three and a half decades of experience in his chosen field, Mr. Gainey served on behalf of his students at the School District of Philadelphia between 1981 and 2017, whereupon he retired from his profession. In a career suffused with highlights, he is most proud to have consistently seized the opportunity to contribute to his community and connect with young people, and found it incredibly rewarding to see his pupils go on to achieve success in their own right. Often receiving phone calls and letters from grateful students, Mr. Gainey takes such occasions as confirmation that the work he performed was well appreciated.
Other accomplishments to Mr. Gainey’s credit include his prolific athleticism and commitment to the sport of tennis. Not only did he score highly in the 60s Mixed Men Double Tournament in 2019, he also ranked first in similar tournaments between 2009 and 2013, as well as in 2007. To remain aware of developments in the sport, Mr. Gainey maintains his affiliation with both the American and United States Tennis Associations.
Well regarded for his indelible contributions to the students of Philadelphia, Mr. Gainey was notably bestowed with several teaching awards, as well as induction into the school district’s Hall of Fame in 1997. Since retiring, he invented the Gainey’s Math Box Game, a board game formally known as “Deadblock” that seeks to combine fun with learning. Looking toward the future, Mr. Gainey hopes to continue serving as an inspiration to others and perhaps sell his game to schools around the country.
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