About John Tindall-Gibson:
John Tindall-Gibson, a highly regarded school administrator, began his career in education as a Teacher with Amphitheater Public Schools in Tucson, Arizona. From 1974 to 1977, Tindall-Gibson taught courses including anthropology, sociology, U.S. government, American history, and psychology. Taking on a directorial role in alternative education with the school district in 1977, John Tindall-Gibson taught several classes focused on Arizona history, coordinated and led wilderness backpacking trips, and created other educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.
From 1982 to 1987, John Tindall-Gibson held positions in construction management with KE&G Construction and Delmar Development Corporation. In these roles, Tindall-Gibson supervised construction and planning activities for custom homes, condominiums, and commercial buildings, gaining expertise he would later apply while overseeing school construction projects. After his time with these firms, John Tindall-Gibson returned to Amphitheater Public Schools as a Coordinator, moving into a new role as an Assistant Principal in 1990. As Assistant Principal, he developed a specialized curriculum based on outdoor education and community service. Tindall-Gibson also held responsibility for managing curriculum development, staff evaluation, and annual budgeting.
John Tindall-Gibson took on broader responsibilities within Amphitheater Public Schools as the Principal of a 1,250-student K-8 school in Catalina, Arizona, in 1993. He later moved into a similar role at a 900-student middle school in Tucson. While serving as a School Principal, Tindall-Gibson also taught a graduate-level course in secondary methods at The University of Arizona. In 2000, John Tindall-Gibson took the next step in his career, accepting a position as Superintendent of Litchfield Public Schools in Connecticut. After five years with Litchfield Public Schools, he moved to Rhode Island, where he served as the Superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools.
Tindall-Gibson currently serves as the Superintendent of Naugatuck Public Schools in Connecticut, an 11-school district with an annual budget of more than $56 million. John Tindall-Gibson graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later pursued a teaching certification in secondary education and American history. He also holds a Master’s degree in Foundations of Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.