Uganda Administrative Board Member for HELP School
Delia Garrity was a public school educator for 37 years, serving as a math teacher, teacher of the gifted, mathematics department chairperson, curriculum supervisor, assistant principal, and assistant superintendent. She has taught graduate courses on mathematics education at Long Island University and is a guest lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a national educational consultant and presenter.
She coauthored Opening the Common Core – How to Bring ALL Students to College and Career Readiness and Detracking for Excellence and Equity, with Carol C. Burris and authored or coauthored articles in American School Board Journal, The School Administrator, and The Arithmetic Teacher.
She has a BA and MS in Math Education and a Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership.
Since 2010, Delia has worked as a volunteer for H.E.L.P. International’s HELP Uganda project, devoting herself to the children and families in Masese. She serves on the project’s Board of Directors and the Education Committee. She raises awareness about H.E.L.P.’s work in Masese and actively fundraises for the project through presentations and bead sales at local schools and community events.
While in Uganda, Delia offers professional development training for teachers, works with the women of Masese in the bead cooperative, visits homes in the village, and meets with local businesses to raise awareness of the project and seek funding.