Longtime Brainerd educator and community leader Bob Gross, former Brainerd School District superintendent, will return to his roots when he presents "Education - Around the World and Back Again" at 4 p.m., Monday, June 18, in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The presentation is sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning and the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
During the presentation, Gross will discuss the comparison of private vs. public sector education, both here at home and abroad, as well as his observations on educating youth. He also will share stories of his experiences while serving as a superintendent in Brainerd and Singapore, as well as thoughts regarding upcoming work in Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates and Vienna, Austria. A reception will follow the presentation, allowing participants to meet and greet Gross.
Gross worked through the ranks as assistant high school principal, junior high principal, assistant superintendent and finally superintendent in the Brainerd School District between 1968 and 1999. From 1999 to 2007, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Singapore American School, from 2007-2012 as Regional Education Officer for Europe with the Office of Overseas Schools - U.S. Department of State. He has been hired by the Board of American Community School in Abu Dhabi to be the interim superintendent for 2012-13 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates; and by the American International School of Vienna in Vienna, Austria to be the Superintendent beginning 2013-14.
Cost to attend this event is $5 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is recommended and can be made by calling Bev at (218) 855-8118.
For more information on the Center for Lifelong Learning, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning