Larry Gabbard is the founding principal of Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School in New York City, a Career & Technical Education (CTE) HS partnered with the National Park Service (NPS). Previously, Larry was assistant principal of PACE High School and served as the school’s acting principal in 2010. Before that, he was the assistant principal at the first Eagle Academy for Young Men, where he was also a founding English teacher. Larry started teaching at Community Elementary School 126 in the Bronx as a NYC Teaching Fellow. Prior to education, he was a private sector marketing professional, holding several managerial titles in international venture capital firms and banking institutions. He earned a M.Ed. in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College, an M.S. in Elementary Education from CUNY Lehman College and a B.A. double major in English and Telecommunications from Indiana University, Bloomington.