President of The Hyde Schools, Malcolm Gauld oversees Hyde's two boarding campuses ( Bath , ME and Woodstock , CT ) and several public school initiatives, including The Hyde Leadership Public Charter School in Washington , D.C. (1999), a K-12 school serving 800 students, and Hyde-Bronx, a school that will open in New York City in September of 2006.
In 1999, Malcolm and his wife Laura established the Biggest Job ä parenting workshops, a program they have presented to audiences of parents across the country. Their book, The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have - The Hyde School Program for Character-based Education and Parenting (Scribner) was published in March, 2002.
A Hyde graduate, Gauld received his B.A. at Bowdoin College and his Masters at Harvard University 's Graduate School of Education. As a Visiting Head of School, he was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University.
He began his professional career at Trinity-Pawling School (NY), where he was a teacher, coach and dormitory supervisor. During the past twenty-five years he has served in many roles at Hyde - history teacher, coach of championship teams in four different sports, administrator - including twelve years as headmaster at Hyde's flagship Bath , Maine campus (1978-98). From 1995-98 Gauld served as president of the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, an organization of more than 50 schools in Vermont , New Hampshire and Maine . In 1998, Gauld became president and CEO of the Hyde organization.
A life-long athlete, Gauld plays lacrosse and basketball, is a marathon runner, and an avid surfer. He is passionate about music, especially rock, jazz and blues. He and Laura, married 22 years, make their home in Bath , Maine with their three children: Mahalia, Scout, and Harrison.