Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Christopher Ray


Dr. Ray grew up in Maine and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Joseph’s College, and a master’s degree in middle grades education from the University of Maine. After moving to Georgia in 1996, he earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University focusing on the effective use of technology in schools.  

Dr. Ray has served in a variety of roles in Gwinnett County Public Schools including classroom teacher, local school technology coordinator, assistant principal, and principal.

In 2011, Dr. Ray became the principal of Gwinnett Online Campus and began the development of an online school serving grades 4 - 12 for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Creating a brand new school utilizing innovative and transformative educational methods is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an educator. Throughout this process, Dr. Ray continues to use his background in technology systems, instructional design, staff development, K-12 knowledge, systems thinking, creativity, innovation, and collaborative team development to lead Gwinnett Online Campus.

Today, Gwinnett Online Campus is a leader in K-12 online and blended learning at the local, state, and national levels. 

Dr. Ray lives in Monroe with his wife, two daughters, and three dogs. He enjoys spending quality time with his family. His belief in making special moments into memories carries into his work at Gwinnett Online Campus with students and staff. 

Professional Affiliations:
D2L EduFan Council
D2L K12 Advisory Board
Georgia Online Advisory Committee
Gwinnett County Public Schools Gifted Teacher Advisory Council
Piedmont College Adjunct Professor
State of Georgia Alternative/Non-Traditional Education Advisory Group


THE EDTECH AWARDS 2020 | To Brighter Days Ahead

  • Dr Ray 2020 EdTech

    Gwinnett Online Campus, along with Principal Dr. Christopher Ray, have been named finalists for the second consecutive year in the Leadership and Trendsetter Categories of the 2020 EdTech Awards.  The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Dr. Ray has been chosen as a National US Leader and Visionary finalist in the field of digital learning and both Gwinnett Online Campus and Dr. Ray are recognized as Trendsetters in Education.  

THE EDTECH AWARDS 2019 | Lighting the Way

  • Leadership Finalist

    Dr. Ray is named an EdTech Finalist for School Leadership

    Dr. Christopher Ray, Gwinnett Online Campus Principal, is a 2019 Ed Tech Awards Finalist in the category for Leadership - School Leader.

Moments with Dr. Ray

  • Dr. Ray talking with a student and parent.   Dr. Ray at a luncheon.   Dr. Ray at the front of the school.   Dr. Ray with the G.S.L.T representatives.   Dr. Ray speaking with Ms. Biendorf and a student.   Dr. Ray presenting awards at the Honor Society ceremony.   Class of 2019 Graduation   Dr. Ray with Key Note speaker for 2019 Pre-planning   Dr. Ray with Alex Mobley