Gerald D. Dawkins, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President of Superintendent and District Relations
Dr. Gerald Dawkins
is responsible for sharing his
experiences and expertise as a superintendent with all departments as they address client needs.
has extensive experience in K-12 policy and governance, community focus groups, parent advisory groups, school consolidations and closures, central office and school site reorganization, busing, bond issues, boundary changes, school construction and renovations, budget planning and budget reductions, and labor contract negotiations.
Gerald has spent his entire professional life in public education, most recently serving five years as Superintendent of Caddo Parish Public Schools in Shreveport, La. Prior to that, he spent seven years as Superintendent of Michigan's Saginaw Public Schools.
He spent the majority of his career at Grand Rapids Public Schools, where he served in a variety of assignments from teacher to Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
A lifelong educator, Gerald strongly believes that public education is still the great equalizer in America.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Gerald holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Knoxville College in Tennessee, a Master of Arts in Counseling and Personnel from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, and a Doctoral Degree in Administration and Supervision from Wayne State University in Detroit.