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Our Team

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Our Team

Our team has a proven record of recruiting top quality education candidates nationwide.

Meet Our Team

GR Recruiting 

Connecting Educational Leaders

Committed to our clients by recruiting, matching & supporting outstanding leaders.  

Offices in South Carolina, Texas, Arizona and Washington


This is Who We Are

Experienced and Aggressive

We are the most EXPERIENCED and AGGRESSIVE search team in the nation.

Thorough Process

We use a thorough process conducted by our veteran team & customized to your District’s interests and needs.

Our Primary Focus

The firm specializes in school executive leadership searches from Superintendent, our primary focus, to cabinet & building principal & provides ongoing support of all candidates.

A Proven Process

Gary Ray and Associates will provide a proven search process, plus ongoing leader mentoring/support from some of the most experienced, diverse consultants in the nation.

Large & Diverse Pool of Candidates

Our firm recruits a large & diverse pool of candidates, created via a national network of GRRecruiting veteran recruiters.

2 Year Guarantee

We provide a two-year guarantee on placement of candidates, including complete professional background checks of top candidates conducted by an external firm--at no added cost.

Valuable Associates

Our associates bring valuable experience, and are committed to communication with clients & our veteran search team.

Strong Matches

Great care is taken to assign associates who will become strongly matched to your district’s needs in order to coordinate your search, including diverse men & women with wide ranging educational backgrounds, including experience in nonprofits, the military & private sector.

Technology & Virtual Options

We utilize technology & virtual options to engage community & to inform them of the timeline, & share desired leader traits. The Board then reviews electronic candidate pool applications & video interviews and the firm provides a proven, objective scoring instrument for the Board to reach consensus in selecting their candidate.

A Proven Record

Gary Ray has a proven record of recruiting top candidates nationwide, reaching out with personal contacts; Gary Ray himself will always be an integral part of each search.


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Learn About Our K12 Insight Partnership

GRRecruiting, as leading advisors to school boards and district leadership teams, will use the most advanced technologies for public participation in the search process. in partnership with K12 Insight.   They are a leading provider of customer experience solutions to school districts, and over the past decade have established themselves as the thought leader and trusted partner to over 500 school district and eduation agencies.

Together, we will use the latest technology to provide quantitative and qualitative analysis, ensuring that all community voices have a seat at the table, and every stakeholder has an opportunity to be heard when choosing the right school leader.  We will also collaborate in support of school board members, district leadership, and their communities, thus creating an ongoing 'culture of listening.'

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