Dr. Donnell E. Gregory is the President and CEO of the educational consulting group D. Gregory and Associates. After spending sometime in the classroom, Dr. Gregory realized the disconnect between the teachers and their ability to teach based on the needs of the individual student. The organization was started to assist teachers with better understanding their student population and the best techniques to use in the classroom to ensure students understand and retain the information being presented
Dr. Gregory has a wealth of experience as an educator. He was formerly an elementary and middle school teacher, teaching 4-8th graders, in both the Dayton Public Schools and Prince George’s County School systems. He served as the chair of the Middle Childhood and Adolescent Young Adult program in the School of Education at Antioch University McGregor as well as an associate professor where he taught classroom management, diversity, context of middle schools, and foundations of education. He also supervised student teachers in both urban and suburban schools providing guidance on how to improve their skills and effectiveness in the classroom.
In addition to his experience as an educator, he has served in other professional positions that add to his wealth of knowledge as an educational consultant. Dr. Gregory is the former Youth Commissioner for the City of Dayton where he worked with the Dayton community to identify resources available for at-risk youth to supplement academic learning and enhance their development. In this role, he worked with local organizations to increase their capacity and effectiveness of existing programs. Through collaboration and coalition building, he developed new initiatives to improve socioeconomic conditions of Dayton residents to ensure future opportunities for self-sufficiency as targeted youth transition into adulthood. He also worked with the Division Chief of Education Programs and other educational specialist designing activities for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored Inventing of Flight Celebration and other programs that used the NASA Science, Engineering & Mathematics curriculum. He currently works as a consultant as part of the Understanding by Design (UBD) cadre and the Planned Responses to Unplanned Change Cadre for the Association for Supervision Curriculum and Development (ASCD).
Dr. Gregory is a motivational speaker and has served as a graduation speaker for numerous programs and schools. He has provided consulting services to assist with developing programs that address issues of equity and poverty as they relate to youth. His services extend to grant writing to support programs for youth development. Donnell has been consulted to work with teachers, nonprofits and educational institutions in building program designs to reach under represented students in grades K-12.
Dr. Gregory completed received both his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Educational Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his Doctorate in Urban Education Leadership Administration at the University of Cincinnati.