Gregg Betheil is President of PENCIL and brings over 25 years of experience working at the intersection of public school needs and business expertise to put students on a path to success. At PENCIL he works to makes it easy for business professionals, educators and students to work together—through in-school partnerships, mentoring, internships, and immersive experiences like Principal for a Day®. He spent 7 years with the NYC Department of Education, where he led Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to foster innovation in New York City’s CTE portfolio, and developed a stronger, data driven relationship with CUNY to enhance college readiness and success rates.
Prior to the NYCDOE, Gregg served as Senior Vice President of the National Academy Foundation, after starting his career as a teacher and Assistant Principal at NYC's Martin Luther King, Jr. High School. Gregg is a public school graduate and holds a B.A. in Government & Law and History from Lafayette College, an M.A. in Social Studies Education and M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife Karen and two daughters, and still plays competitive soccer as a goalkeeper with Millbrun FC.