Project Description

Mooseheart Child City and School

Gary L. Urwiler was a student at Mooseheart Child City and School, and graduated in May of 1987. After graduating from Mooseheart, Gary attended Eureka College, to study education. While school was out of session, Gary would work in the Mooseheart recreation program. After graduating from Eureka College in 1992, Gary began teaching at West Aurora School District. In 1995, Gary became Mooseheart’s athletic director, head football coach, and teacher. In 1999, Gary assumed the duties of Dean of Students at the Mooseheart School. Gary earned his Master’s Degree from Aurora University, Aurora, IL, in Educational Leadership. In 2003, Gary was hired to lead the Mooseheart School system as the Superintendent/Principal. In 2013, he was elevated to the role of Executive Director of Mooseheart.

Gary and his wife Donna were married at the Mooseheart House of God in 1997. They are the parents of three sons: Zachery, Quinton, and Trey. The Urwilers reside on the Mooseheart campus.

2021 Conference Session: Catherine Hershey Awards Luncheon