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Short, Gery, AFSC (Director, SF District Office of Education, 1995-2016)


Gery Short began his association with the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1978 as a teacher of religious studies at Saint Mary's College High School in Berkeley, where he eventually become chairperson of the department. In 1985, he moved to the District Office of Education as the Coordinator for Lasallian School Programs, overseeing Lasallian formation activities for administrators, faculty, staff, and students. In 1995, he was named Director of the Office of Education for the District of San Francisco. As Director, his responsibilities grew to include strategic planning and implementation of services for the District's schools, their administrations, boards and staff. He was also a member of the District Leadership Team.

Throughout his association with the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Gery was a proactive force in maintaining the mission of the Founder. He played a significant role in the planning and foundation of four new Lasallian schools and was on the task force that began the nation-wide Lasallian Leadership Institute. His duties ranged from serving on the Regional Educational Board in 1996 to the production of educational videos and Lasallian readings. With the meeting of the District Mission Assemblies in 2002 and 2006 and the formation of the District Mission Council in 2004, Gery served pivotal positions as new roles for Lasallian Partners were formalized.

In the international Lasallian world, Gery's involvement was extensive as well. He was a member of the International Commission on Association from 2001-2007. As a Lasallian Partner, he attended the 1993 and 2000 General Chapters and chaired the 2006 International Assembly on Mission. His participation in boards and committees throughout the District, Region, and International Institute were wide-ranging.

Gery retired as Director of the Office of Education in October 2016 and was made an affiliate of the San Francisco New Orleans District in September of 2017.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

The Gery Short Collection (addition)

Identifier: SF-306-13-02
Overview A collection of materials, created, collected and maintained by Gery Short, Director of the Office of Education of the San Francisco District from 1989 until 2015. The bulk of this material is from 2010-2014 and comprising of documents relating to the programs of the Office of Education and its personnel.
Dates: 1989-2015