Gary C. Maynard
Born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut. He moved to Avon, Connecticut for five years; and is a resident of Wallingford, Connecticut for the last 31 years. Mr. Maynard is married and his wife Marilyn and he have raised their family in Wallingford. They have two sons and a daughter.
Mr. Maynard has received a two year degree from Quinnipiac in business and marketing, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from C.C.S.U. My master’s program was in the area of reading as a K-12 Reading Consultant. I also completed my sixth year intermediate administration degree (092) from C.C.S.U.
His educational experiences include the following: taught English in Bristol in the Middle school level grades 7 and 8 from 1973 to 1984. Later on, he became a reading consultant on the elementary school level from 1984 to 1987 and became the citywide reading department head in Bristol from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, he became principal of Greene Hills School Elementary School in 1992 until 1998. I transferred to South Side Elementary School in 1998 to the present.
My union experiences have been immense. From 1976 to 1983 I served as a Union steward and served on two contract negotiating committees and several other District committees during this time. I became the V.P. of the AFT 1984 to 1991. During this time frame I served on two more negotiating committees and was responsible to handle grievances. In 1994, he became president of the Bristol Association of Principals and Supervisors (BAPS) and functioned as president for five years. During this time frame he with the support of CFSA negotiated two BAPS contracts, handled two termination hearings and handled the grievance procedure. From 2004 to 2007 he was elected into the office of V.P. for BAPS and negotiated another BAPS contract. 2009 to 2011 he handled the grievance process for BAPS and negotiated some other contract.
Mr. Maynard expressed that his total educational experiences have been very rewarding; due to him learning from the beginning of his my career that being involved in all areas of my job can improve the profession and provide me with a better understanding of what we need to do to improve and protect our profession. Gary has served on District committees such as: discipline, instructional standards, curriculum development, district policy manual, hiring committee, evaluation committees, contract committees, parent involvement committee and various other committees over my vocation has offered me with a wealth of knowledge to make informed educational decisions. Mr. Maynard was elected into the position of CFSA President during our annual constitutional meeting in May of 2012.