Gary Tirone's Bio - Gary’s diverse career in public education includes teaching and administration in pre-K-12 and university settings. This included being a founding administrator for the Virtual Learning Academy (vlacs.org) – a public online school in NH. A common thread for many of his experiences has been the facilitation of collaborations and learning relationships. Gary is a member of the Youth Leadership Initiative team of ACES developing a recognition program and academic options for stewards. This will include working with the fundraising team to pursue grant funding to create environmental stewardship options that include community, career, and academic credit possibilities.