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Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty

Gerry Varty is executive director of the Central Alberta Regional Consortium in Canada. He has facilitated the work of professional learning communities as a vehicle for ongoing action research and growth.

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Over a 32-year career in education, Gerry has led professional development, mentored new teachers, and facilitated the work of professional learning communities at all levels. For over a decade, he was also a district coordinator as part of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI). In his many roles, Gerry has worked to ensure the balanced distribution of leadership capacity, helped to manage and facilitate educational change at all levels, and introduced and guided new initiatives in schools.

Gerry has served as classroom teacher (grades 3–12), principal (K–9), director (curriculum and instruction), assistant superintendent (system improvement), and executive director of professional development for the Central Alberta Regional Consortium (professional development). He has also served in several advisory positions as a respected leader in mathematics education.

An outspoken advocate of lifelong learning, Gerry's work in promoting, developing, and sustaining both assessment literacy and instructional fluency among educators is grounded in research, relevance, and relationships—all keys to successful change initiatives.

Gerry has been recognized as an Alberta Excellence in Teaching finalist and as a Distinguished Administrator. A dual-degree graduate of the University of Calgary, he also holds a master's degree in educational leadership from City University Seattle.