Gary is an educational consultant, speaker, and writer near Detroit, MI. Previously, he has served as an elementary school principal, taught high school science and technology, and worked as an instructional coach for PreK-12 schools. In 2014, Gary was selected as the Michigan Teacher of the Year and has been recognized for his accomplishments by the Michigan Governor’s Office, U.S. Department of Education, and the White House. In addition to his work with schools, Gary is a member of the Board of Directors at the Meemic Foundation, co-founder of #LoveTeaching Week, and co-host of the weekly talk radio program Teachers of the Year Radio on BAM Radio Network. He has spoken at TEDxDetroit, the Michigan Governor's Education Summit, and numerous conferences around the country. He consults with educators, schools, and organizations on topics of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology. Gary resides near Detroit, MI with his wife and fellow educator, and their preschool daughter.
Member of NNSTOY
We are a network of State Teachers of the Year and Finalists who use our teacher leadership to ensure that every student receives an outstanding education. We do this through our focus on practice, policy and advocacy.We Believe...
- Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
- To achieve educational excellence for all students, we must transform and support the teaching profession.
- It is imperative that we involve our nation’s expert teachers in conversations about improving education.
- Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
- We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
- Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.
Videos of Practice
with Gary Abud Jr
Creating dynamic feedback loops that inform learning by making student thinking visible.
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12