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Dr. Christopher Garran

Dr. Christopher Garran serves as Cape Henry Collegiate’s very proud eleventh Head of School and President of the Cape Henry Collegiate Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining the Cape Henry Collegiate community, Dr. Garran served as an Associate Superintendent for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland, one of the top school systems in the country, where he supervised, coached, supported the leadership, and managed the budgets for 29 schools with a combined enrollment of 50,000 students. Dr. Garran led the district in examining student outcome data in order to design school and system strategic improvement plans. He developed and supported extensive professional development for faculty and school leaders and led the search and evaluation processes for school administrators.

Previously, Dr. Garran served as history teacher, department chair, and Head of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland, an award-winning school of 2,100 students and 250 faculty and staff. In this role, he guided the leadership of administrators and staff and implemented a strategic plan that helped to further Walter Johnson’s already exceptional reputation.

Dr. Garran also served as an adjunct instructor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland College Park and at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Garran earned his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Maryland College Park. Both his Master of Arts degree in teaching and his Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics are from American University in Washington, D.C.

Most importantly, he is married to Charlene Eroh Garran and is the proud father of Christopher, a Cape Henry student.
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