Dr. Chad Gestson is originally from Seattle, WA. He and his wife, Megan, joined Teach For America in 2001 and moved to Phoenix. Chad taught in a South Phoenix school district before accepting his first educational leadership position, an assistant principalship in west-central Phoenix. After two years as an assistant principal, Chad became a middle school principal in the same district. In 2009, Chad was named the principal at Camelback High School.
Chad holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. He holds two Master's degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU and another in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. In 2009, Chad completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He and his wife have two children, Olivia and Andrew.