Title/Name: Mr. Gerard Falls
Position: 5-8 Dean of Students
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, Methodist University
Middle Grades Education Licensure, East Carolina University
Originally from Maine, Mr. Falls served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2004-2008. After completing his enlistment, he attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, where he graduated in December 2012 with a BA in Global Studies. In 2013, he was admitted into the Teach for America Eastern North Carolina Corps. He served in TFA for two years, teaching middle school and coaching high school swimming in Clinton, while completing his education licensure at East Carolina University. After completing his service, he joined The Capitol Encore Academy for the 2015-2016 school year.
Mr. Falls was the 2014 recipient of an educator’s grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an inductee into the Fayetteville Observer’s “40 Under 40” class of 2017, and a 2017-2018 North Carolina Museum of Art Fellow. He was selected as the 2017-2018 runner-up for North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year, and he currently serves as secretary on the board of directors of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Mr. Falls is married to his wife, Michele, and they live in Fayetteville, where they are active in promoting the arts, education, and a more inclusive community.