Gerard E. Connors has been an educator for the past 36 years. During his career he has served as the English chairperson, Assistant Principal, and Principal of New Hyde Park Memorial High School in New York. Under his leadership, his school was recognized as a National School of Excellence and a Redbook School of Academic Excellence. The Supervisors and Administrators of New York State and the National Association of Secondary School Principals recognized him as a Principal of the Year. Presently, he serves as Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Administration in the Sewanhaka district.