Chad Gray

Chief Operations Officer

As COO, Gray is responsible for overseeing technology services, facilities, human resources, risk management, benefits, talent acquisition, and training and development.


He has more than 20 years of experience working in the education industry. He started his career as a teacher, moved to director of early childhood education and then director of human resources at the Palmdale School District, and later served as the interim assistant superintendent of human resources. He believes in establishing and maintaining positive employee relations and is committed to shared leadership while cultivating trusting relationships. He believes in a hands on leadership style and building leadership capacity in others.    


Gray earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, Bakersfield.