Robert McGarry, Ed.D., is Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Holmdel Township School District in New Jersey. He is the former Senior Director of Education and Youth Programs for GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Dr. McGarry is a lifelong educator with over 10 years of experience guiding, developing and assessing the implementation of curriculum on both the district and state levels in his home state of New Jersey. Dr. McGarry has spoken at various state and national conferences, provided testimony to governmental commissions, served on the US Department of Education Regional Advisory Committee for the Mid-Atlantic states and developed school district workshops that blend research with practice. Dr. McGarry holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Bucknell University, a Master of Music Education from the University of Hartford and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory from the University of Pennsylvania.