Dr. James Gray
Dr. James Gray has served in public education for more than 25 years as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and principal, with the majority of his career spent in administrative positions for two school districts. Most recently, he served as Chief of Schools for Jefferson Parish Schools following his time as Director of School Leadership for the Vermilion Parish School District. Dr. Gray has served on numerous state committees including state principal forums. He was selected as a state-wide Compass evaluation trainer and was a co-developer of the Compass Leader Rubric designed to evaluate Louisiana’s school administrators. Dr. Gray frequently presents at local, regional, and national conferences focusing on effective leadership through cultures of learning and support systems for effective instructional practices. Dr. Gray earned his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University, master’s from Nicholls State University, and an educational doctorate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.