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James Gray, Sr.


Phone: 281.420.4535 ext. 80020




Carmen Lopez


Phone: 281.420.4535

ext. 80020

      Mr. Gray graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a master’s degree in special education with an educational administration credential. He started his career in 1984 as a special education paraprofessional before becoming a teacher in 1991. From 1997-2005 he served as a middle school and high school assistant principal and principal in New Orleans before moving to California to serve as a principal in Oakland Unified School District and San Lorenzo Unified School District.

      James has been married for 38 years and has three children: educators, two teachers, and an administrator. In addition, he has four grandchildren and loves watching sports.

      “I am a leader that builds teams that work to create options and opportunities for our scholars. I am honored and blessed to be a Gander and want to help continue the legacy of ‘Gander Pride.’ I am coming to you all with humility and gratitude and want to say thank you.”