W. Bruce Gorman resides in Rochester, New York. He graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Endicott, New York with a regent’s diploma. He was granted a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York in. His graduate degree in Educational Administration was awarded by the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport in. Dr. Gorman entered a doctoral program in at the University of Rochester in the Warner School of Education and Human Development where he earned a degree in Educational Administration in.
Dr. Gorman taught both middle school and elementary school in Rochester, New York for a period of fourteen years. He served as an assistant school principal for five years in the City School District of Rochester. His tenure as an elementary principal in the East Irondequoit Central School District lasted twenty-one years. Along with his duties as principal Dr. Gorman was a district trainer for Site Based Management Teams where his focus was on establishing a district-wide process for running effective meetings. He is currently retired. From 1997 through 2004 Dr. Gorman worked as a national consultant for Edison Schools Incorporated, a national for profit organization that opened and managed charter schools throughout the country. In that role Dr. Gorman was instrumental in the opening of eight charter schools in a variety of cities throughout the country.
Dr. Gorman is married to his life partner of twenty-eight years, Joseph Nardone. They reside in Rochester, New York with their Cairn Terriers Chelsea and Charlotte.
Dr. Gorman holds New York State Certifications as a Teacher of Social Studies Grades 7-12, Kindergarten-Grade 6 as well as School Administration and Supervision. He is a member of Gamma Theta Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, and the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) where he served on the Executive Board of Directors and currently is the Region 11 co-chairperson for SAANYS. He is also a member of the National Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Currently Dr. Gorman serves as a trustee at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester, New York. He is an active member of the Board of Managers of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and volunteers his time working with the Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA). Dr. Gorman served on the Board of Directors of the Rochester Area School Health Plan II (RASHP II). He also serves as an ad hoc advisor to the Horizon’s At Harley Summer Program. He is a member of the steering committee for the Monroe County Education Consortium (MCEC). Dr. Gorman has served on a variety of ad hoc committees for various community organizations such as GeVa Theatre, The Memorial Art Gallery and WXXI.