E. Wayne Gent, an educator and leader dedicated to high standards, has served in the field of education for the past 30 years.  His commitment to instructional leadership is exemplified daily as he embraces the opportunity and challenge to align education with workforce development in Palm Beach County.   His commitment to coordinate business development in this county with business industry clusters and education curriculum is evident. 

Mr. Gent has served as a Teacher, Principal, Area Superintendent, appointed Principal in Residence by the Commissioner of Education, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, and Chief Officer of Administration. 

Mr. Gent is a husband, father of two boys, and coach on a community basketball league.  He balances well his family commitment with that of the School District.  Mr. Gent’s educational background includes a Bachelors Degree from Mars Hill College, Master of Education Degree from the University of Georgia, and post graduate studies at Florida Atlantic University. 

Mr. Gent embraces the opportunities in leading this District as he builds stellar leadership teams, works to balance the budget, and creates a District climate placing a high value on all employees and students.





The School District of Palm Beach County envisions a dynamic collaborative multicultural community where education and lifelong learning are valued and supported, and all learners reach their highest potential and succeed in the global economy.


The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.