Episode 24: Stephen Gay – Building Bridges

Stephen Gay is a 30+ year educationlifer!He is a proud father of three and has been married to his wife for 28 years, who is also an educator. He grew up in Rocky Mount, NC where both grandparents were sharecroppers and his dad worked for thesame company for 35 years. He graduated from NC State with Math Ed Degree, taught in HickoryPublic Schools. He wasa NC PrincipalFellow Class 1, Masters from App State, EdS from ASU and doctoral work from ASU as well. He has taught, been an assistant principal, transportationcoordinator, middle school principal, school director, and Superintendent (Head of School). He is the sum total of his experiences. Currently, he is the Superintendentat East Wake Academy in Zebulon, NC. They are a K-12 charter school.


  • NCPAPA – DLP and DL
  • NCPDK – Emerging Leader
  • Principal Fellow
  • Principal’sExecutive Program
  • BB&T Leadership

Contact Stephen – @StephenG240

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About the Author


Robert Breyer is the “proud” principal of Cameron Elementary School in Cameron, NC. He also makes time to coach aspiring leaders who are looking to make the transition from teacher to administration. He is the host of The Guiding Principals Podcast, where he encourages visionary school leaders to share the stories of their own leadership journey and celebrates their successes along the way. Connect with Robert on his website at www.beyondthedeskleadership.com or via Twitter @rbleads

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