Gary Brittingham, Coach
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Gary Brittingham retired after forty years of service with the Indian River School District. While there from 1973 through 2013 he served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. He was a school level administrator for twenty-seven years and a central office administrator for six years. He mentored numerous teachers, assistant principals , and principals during his years of service. Many of his teachers and assistant principals have gone on to become successful principals.
While a school administrator, he focused heavily on analyzing data and using data to plan and set goals for all aspects of instruction. His schools also focused on Learning Focus strategies and the use of professional learning communities to improve student achievement.
Gary attended numerous professional trainings over the years including the Harvard Principals Academy, Learning Focus Strategies, and Dimensions of Learning. In addition, his schools earned numerous state and national recognitions including National Blue Ribbon School, Education Trust National Award, and state and national Title I school awards. Each year he was a principal his schools were rated superior by the State of Delaware. The awards and recognitions were a direct result of using researched based instructional practices, use of data to plan all aspects of instruction and school organization, and harnessing the knowledge and decision making power of the teaching staff through the use of professional learning communities.
Gary also worked extensively with school climate and discipline, planning and opening a new school as well as overseeing numerous renovation projects, and building maintenance. He also was responsible for district transportation, special education, and food service throughout his service. He as a broad background of knowledge in all aspects of public education in Delaware.