Volunteer of the Week - Dr. William Gelb


Dr. William Gelb’s contribution to John I. Leonard High School’s chemistry department is truly immeasurable.

William spends approximately 7 hours per day, 2 days a week influencing over 400 students in chemistry in 4 different classrooms. This equates to over 1200 hours a year in student contact hours.

William has contributed his own resources in producing professional labs that the students have enjoyed.

Dr. Gelb lends expertise in chemistry through his expansive knowledge on the subject to not only the students, but to the teachers as well. He has directly increased student performance by 27% as measured by formative assessments.

Thank you, Dr. William Gelb, for brightening our children’s futures!

If you have a spare hour or two, why not volunteer in a Palm Beach County public school? Volunteers come from all age groups, economic backgrounds, and educational levels. Simply go to a neighborhood school or contact the School District’s Volunteer Coordinator at (561) 738-2780. Help a student and school. It's a great way to support our communities and our world.