Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Gary Middleton
Gary Middleton comes to us from Skyline High School where he was an Assistant Principal. Prior to that, he was a Physical Education teacher/Athletic Coach/Director for 12 years and a founding teacher at Coliseum College Prep Academy, grades 6-12. He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Washington State University, a Masters in Education/Teaching Credential from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay.
His background also includes 4 years in the Army Reserves and 5 years with the Washington State Patrol. Gary relocated to Oakland 19 years ago and was a Director of two non-profit organizations, with one being one of the largest re-entry centers for the California Department of Corrections. Gary has a strong background in Climate & Culture, Restorative Justice and Leadership practices which focus on establishing relationships with all stakeholders to build trust and the commitment to move students towards academic and social success.