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Gabrielle Marya Charest, American educational administrator. Certified teacher, administrator, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, California. Grantee New England Association Schools and Colleges, 1991-1992, Three River Valley (Vermont) School to Work, 1997.


Charest, Gabrielle Marya was born on January 3, 1943 in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States.


Bachelor, St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1964. Master of Education, Westfield State College, 1978. Doctor of Education, University Massachusetts, 1996.


Teacher French, West Springfield (Massachusetts) Junior High School, 1964-1965, Agawam (Massachusetts) Junior High School, 1967-1969. Teacher French, Latin, Spanish, and English Agawam High School, 1973-1981, chairman department foreign languages, 1981, assistant principal, 1981-1995. Principal Springfield (Vermont) High School, 1996—1999, Plainfield (Connecticut) Central School, 1999—2001.

Interim principal Haddam-Killingworth High School, Higganum, Connecticut, 2001—2002. Manager professional development San Jose (California) Unified School District, since 2002. Adjunct faculty Westfield State College, 1986-1996.

Research assistant University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991-1992. Workshop presenter on mentoring, 1990. Chairman steering committee for re-evaluation by New England Association Schools and Colleges, 1986-1988.

Presenter professional development workshops Agawam Public Schools, 1992-1993, restructuring system analysis, 1994, at Huntington, Massachusetts for Gateway Regional Schools, 1995, Belchertown (Massachusetts) Schools, 1996.


  • Certified teacher, administrator, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, California.


Secretary West Springfield Conservation Commission, 1971-1973. Active Friends West Springfield, Library., 1990-1996, Springfield Library. and Museum, since 1994, Friends of the Springfield Town Library., since 1996. Member ASCD, National Education Association, National Association Secondary School Prins., Vermont Prins.

Association, Vermont Prins. Academy, Massachusetts Association Secondary School Adminstrs., New England Native American Institute, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: herb gardening, travel, genealogical research, horseback riding, sewing.


Married Leonard Kenneth Charest, August 21, 1965 (divorced). Children: Leonard Kenneth Junior, Douglas John.

Leonard Kenneth Charest

Leonard Kenneth Junior Charest

Douglas John Charest