Prior to joining the Shaker Mountain School Union, Peter has been the Superintendent of Schools for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District.
Peter served as Executive Director of Policy in the Office of Portfolio Planning at The New York City Department of Education helping to create and sustain more than 150 new schools. He was the Principal of The Heritage School in East Harlem, a collaboration between Teachers College, Columbia University and the New York City Schools. He taught in New York and in the Republic of the Marshall Islands as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Peter has a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University where he also received an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. He holds an Ed.M. in International Education from Harvard University and an A.B. in History and Religion from Bowdoin College.
Peter lives with his wife Diane and their three children in Stockbridge.
Dan was previously a teacher, building leader and curriculum leader in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District for twenty-eight years. He taught first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade and sixth grade. Dan was the elementary curriculum leader for social studies, science and English language arts. Most recently Dan was the Building Leader of the New Marlborough Central School in Mill River, MA.
In addition to his experience in education, Dan has volunteered for more than twenty years on the Stockbridge Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Town of Stockbridge Finance Committee and on the Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee.
Dan holds a B.A. in Government from Skidmore College and a M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. He also completed the Principal Licensure Program and the Reading Institute in Williamstown, MA.
After working for over 15 years in the private sector as the office administrator for a real estate developer she found her true passion was to be around children. She has been with Richmond School since 2010.
Mrs. Gingras grew up in Pittsfield, graduated from Berkhsire Community College with a degree in Business Adminstration and resides there with her husband and two children. She enjoys warm weather and the outdoors. Her goal is to retire on the beach in St. Thomas, U.S, Virgin Islands.