Welcome to the team, Dr. Gonder!

Baldwin High School would like to welcome the newest member of our administrative team, Dr. Tyrone Gonder. Dr. Gonder is currently a Professional School Counselor at the high school but will take on the role of the school’s Ninth Grade Academy Assistant Principal for the 2022-23 school year. Prior to coming to Baldwin he worked for the Washington County school system for 20 years; 17 as a School Counselor and 3 as an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Washington County High School of which he is a 1981 graduate. Dr. Gonder has been involved in serving families and children for more than 30 years. Before becoming an educator, he worked for the Georgia Army National Guard, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Rehabilitation Services and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Gonder’s college achievements include a B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in Economics at which time he also received a U.S. Army Reserve Commission (1987), M.S. degree from Fort Valley State University (1993), Ed.S. degree from Georgia Southern University (2002), and an Ed.D. degree from the University of West Georgia (2014) all in Professional Counseling. In addition to School Counseling certification, Dr. Gonder holds certification in Educational Leadership and completed the National Board for Certified School Counselors awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Dr. Gonder is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Research studies and professional manuscripts include The Effect of Small Group Counseling on the Self-Concept of Elementary School Students; Evaluation of a Flexible Learning Program for Mathematics Intervention in a Title I Elementary School (doctoral dissertation); Advocating for the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act: The Role of Professional Counselors; and School Counselors’ Role in College Readiness for Students with Disabilities.

Dr. Gonder lives in Dublin, Georgia with his wife Teresa and they have three children: Rahman 31, Iesha 25 and Attiyah 23. Dr. Gonder has inspired and touched the lives of many young people in his career and he looks forward to inspiring many more. His motto is simple: “the best way to predict the future is to create it.”