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Mark White is an award-winning school leader, author, and consultant. Previously, he was the director of education and outreach at Mindset Digital and academic principal in the International Department of the Beijing National Day School in Beijing, China. As the superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in Gahanna, Ohio, he played a key role in the design of Clark Hall and the implementation of global skills and technology into its curriculum. During his tenure as superintendent, the district earned the state's highest academic ranking, opened Clark Hall, and achieved financial stability. Mr. White has been a consultant to both the College Board and the ACT and has served on two national education reform committees. He has frequently been a guest speaker at schools and universities and at local, state, and national conferences. Prior to being a superintendent, Mr. White was a band director, high school English teacher and department head, high school assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent.
Mark is the co-author of What's in Your Space: 5 Steps for Better School and Classroom Redesign (Corwin Press 2016) and Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-Change (Corwin Press 2018), which was chosen by Learning Forward as a book club selection. A second edition of the book, updated during the COVID pandemic of 2020, was released in March of 2021. Another educational leadership book, 5-Gen Leadership: Leading 5 Generations in Schools in the 2020's, was released by Corwin Press in September of 2021 and in 2022 was chosen for placement in the SAGE Knowledge Digital Library, an online resource used by researchers from around the world. His latest book, co-authored with Sami Scarpitti and written for business leaders, is 4-Gen Leadership: Thriving in a Multi-gen Workforce (Business Expert Press; available in 2024).
Mark is an adjunct instructor at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, and Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, where his books are taught for graduate credit. Mark holds a Bachelor's Degree of Music with a Minor in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.