Gary GartrellHead of School, Lower Campus
Gary began his career at Ojai Valley School as a dorm parent and has worn many hats over the years, including math and computer teacher, coach, director of summer programs, maintenance supervisor, and resident program director. For 30 years, he served as the assistant headmaster, taking over as Head of School in 2015. Accompanying his degree in physical education, Gary has earned his teaching credential in both physical education and special education.
Gary’s wife, Linda, and daughters, Kelsey and Nicole, both work at the school. Gary enjoys watching all sports, especially soccer. He loves to mountain bike, hike, and garden. Gary and Linda have been married for more than 30 years and have both lived in the Ojai Valley their whole lives.