for Howard County Board of Education


By Authority of Friends of David Gertler, Shelly Schwartz, Treasurer


Bachelor of Science, Mathematics,

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Master of Science, Applied Mathematics,

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering,

    Johns Hopkins University

Master of Business Administration,

    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Involved Parent

Parent of two children in our public schools

Former Volunteer, Math Advisory Council,

and HCPSS Citizens’ Advisory Committee,

Math Team advisor

PTA member

Executive Experience

- Experience with budgets, financial modeling, capacity planning, utilization and quality improvement

- Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

- Served on several Boards, including:

    RPI Alumni Association (95,000 members)

    American Security Challenge

    Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

- Transformed major organizations

Fun Facts

  1. -David won a Maryland State Education Math contest which earned Centennial Lane Elementary School a new Apple Computer.

  2. -David plays racquetball in Columbia and has won state championships

  3. -David volunteered on the Howard County Math Advisory Council and Citizens’ Advisory Committee before he even had kids.

  4. -David has performed stand-up comedy and he’s served as the director of two Improv Comedy Troupes.

  5. -David won the first annual Wharton Alumni Contest: 



- Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at   Towson University

- Former Math instructor at RPI

- Former Instructor at Howard Community College

- Tutored students in HCPSS

- Employs his real-world STEM expertise to create a practical, engaging and valuable experience for his students.