Lecturer in Education
Garth Harries is an assistant superintendent in the New Haven Public School system, responsible for designing and bringing to life a comprehensive school reform strategy for the school district of 20,000 students.
Prior to coming to New Haven, Garth was a senior executive with the New York City Department of Education. For most of his five year tenure in New York City, as the chief executive for portfolio development and the chief executive for the office of new schools, Garth oversaw the creation of new school opportunities and choices for students and families. This responsibility included directly managing new school creation, charter school oversight, and authorizing, small learning community creation, and career and technical education, as well as coordinating cross-DOE decision-making on school reconstitution and resource allocation to instructional programs including pre-K and G&T.
Before leaving the New York City Department of Education, Garth helped to reorganize the senior leadership of the department, and as the senior coordinator for special education authored a well-received set of recommendations for the reform and redesign of special education services.
Prior to joining the NYC DOE, Garth was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, specializing in financial industries and nonprofit management. Garth earned his JD with Distinction from Stanford Law School and BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics Summa Cum Laude
from Yale University.
On the weekends, Garth moves rocks on his wife’s organic farm.