Dr. Neil Gile has been an elementary school principal in Massachusetts since 2007. Currently, he is the principal of Wolf Swamp Road School in Longmeadow, MA. Prior to assuming this position, he spent five years in Monson, MA serving as building principal of Quarry Hill Community School. His educational career dates back to 1997 when he first began teaching in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Gile earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership and supervision from American International College and M.Ed. in educational leadership from Springfield College. In April of 2013, Dr. Gile traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to collaborate with educators at Bakhtar University. He serves on the board of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA) and is the Ambassador for Critical Connections, which is an organization based in western Massachusetts committed to building resilient communities through dialogue, analysis, and outreach. Dr. Gile has published pieces and presented at conferences about building partnerships and relationships between the school and community.