Parenting Coach Malcolm Gauld is the President of the Hyde Schools. He and his wife Laura, Executive Director of Hyde Boarding Schools and head of school at Hyde-Bath, are the authors of The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have – The Hyde School Program for Character-based Education and Parenting (Scribner, 2002), and they travel across the country leading Biggest Job parenting workshops. Malcolm is also the author of College Success Guaranteed - 5 Rules To Make It Happen (Rowman, Littlefield - 2011), a guide for beginning college students. He received his B.A. at Bowdoin College and his Masters at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. In 1995, he was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University. A life-long athlete, Gauld continues to play lacrosse and basketball, has completed several marathons, and is an avid surfer. He is passionate about music, especially rock, jazz and blues. He and Laura have been married over 30 years and have three children: Mahalia '08, Scout '10, and Harrison.
Parenting Coach Laura Gauld is the Executive Director of Hyde Boarding Schools and Head of School at Hyde-Bath. She and her husband Malcolm Gauld are authors of The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have - The Hyde School Program for Character-based Education. With more than 28 years of classroom and public speaking experience, and over 18 years of experience raising three children, Laura Gauld has earned a national reputation as a top motivational speaker on parenting, family dynamics, and character education. She has been featured on PBS, in her own parenting series on NBC in Portland, Maine, and numerous television, radio programs, and publications throughout the country. A native of Beverly, MA, Laura attended Hyde School in Bath, ME as a teenager. She received a BA from the University of Southern Maine. Through her work as former director of Hyde’s Family Education curriculum, a key component in advancing the character development of students and their families, she was inspired to create The Biggest Job® workshops, popular and upbeat seminars on parenting and community-building, offering practical ideas and experiences in an informal, interactive format.
Parenting coach Joseph W. Gauld is the founder of Hyde Schools, a community of seven public and private schools built on his concept of family-based character education. While the concept began in a New England boarding school, today it includes inner-city schools in New York City and New Haven, CT. Joe is a graduate of Bowdoin College and has a master’s degree in mathematics from Boston University. He wrote the column “The Courage to Grow” and four books: What Kids Want-and Need-From Parents: How to Bond with and Mentor Children, Character First, Hyde: Preparation for Life, and Nature’s Parenting Process. Joe and Hyde Schools have been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, ABC 29-20 and NBC Today. Joe lives on the Hyde-Bath, ME campus, and continues to work at the schools, particularly as a consultant to the urban schools and the Hyde Foundation and as a facilitator in seminars for parents. In his spare time, he golfs.
Parenting coach Claire Grant is the Executive Director of Family Education for the Hyde Boarding campuses. During her 33 years as an educator, Claire has primarily focused her teaching on working with families. Along with facilitating the campus Family Learning Center workshops, she has led alumni and alumni parent retreats across the country and written family education curriculum used at the various Hyde schools. Claire is a graduate of Hyde, class of ’75, and is the mother of three Hyde graduates: Sarah ’00, Jesse ’03 and Lauren ’05. She earned her BA from the University of Southern Maine and her MA in Education from Boston College. She resides in Bath, Maine with her husband Ken.
Parenting coach Pam Hardy is the director of programs and training for Parenting: The Biggest Job®. Pam presents The Biggest Job® parenting workshops, as well as develops and supervises training for workshop facilitators who deliver the 10 Priorities-the ten core beliefs that comprise the philosophy of The Biggest Job® -to parents, schools, corporations, and communities. A native of Clarion, Pennsylvania, Pam attended Juniata College and earned a B.A. in French. She went on to Columbia University, where she received a Master’s in clinical social work. She has lived in Australia, Brazil, and Europe. She and her husband reside in Denver, and are parents to two adult sons.
Parenting coach Mary Moore is the Director of Family Education on the Hyde-Bath campus as well as the Freshman English teacher. She has served as regional parent leader and hosted and run Biggest Job workshops in the Virgina/Maryland/DC areas. She facilitates Family Learning Center workshops and has developed and implemented peer support group curriculum for students. These groups consist of students who meet weekly to work on the character process of self-discovery, and then meet with parents on family weekends. Mary coordinates and plans the family weekends on the Hyde-Bath campus, and is still an active Hyde parent herself. She has three sons who have graduated from Hyde and a daughter who is a senior. She lives with her husband in Harpswell.
Richard Preece is the Director of The Biggest Job in Business, a program he has created and successfully implemented in his company, Franklin Templeton Investments. While at Hyde School with his son and daughter, Richard implemented the 10 Priorities in his work place, first personally and then with the teams with which he works. He then developed a workshop based on the priorities to help business managers and team members establish a deeper level of trust, thus boosting production, team, and client satisfaction. His business background includes positions with Blue Cross of California as Director of Government Systems; Senior Vice President of eCommerce at Bank of Ohio, and most recently as Head of Global Client Technology and Technology Project Delivery for Franklin Templeton Investments. Despite his professional focus on project management and application development, his passion is business leadership and organizational development. Born and educated in England, he now resides in Florida.
- Inspiration from Annie and Helen
- Choose Your Attitude, Be Open to Destiny
- Conversations Guiding the Struggle
- Podcast 23: Mom & Daughter on Raising Responsible Kids
- How Education Can Truly Serve America
- Podcast 22: Malcolm Gauld: How Brother’s Keeper Works
- Podcast 21: John Rigney: Every Kid Has Character
- 4 Ways to Guide Your Teen to New Academic Heights
- Podcast 20: Louise Kreiner: Parents, Teens, and Privacy
- How to handle the “what ifs” that keep parents up at night