Masters in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Trinity Washington University, D.C.
M.Ed. Literacy Education, University of North Carolina
B.S. Education, University of Maryland
English as a Second Language (ESL) in Maryland, Colorado, Florida and North Carolina 1987-2007
Reading Intervention/Literacy Instruction in Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, NC 2007-2012
Literacy Coach in Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, NC 2009-2010
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Gail has extensive experience building capacity in the areas of literacy and reading instruction, education for English language learners (ELLs), reading intervention strategies, and the use of data for instructional decision making. Previously, Gail worked at The SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina as a liaison to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) regional education service agencies. In this role, she coordinated with the Regional Educational Laboratory–Southeast (REL-SE) to facilitate bridge events and develop and provide resources and training on evidence-based policies and practices to improve teacher quality and reading instruction in the Southeast. Gail also worked as a contractor with SEDL’s Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers providing consultation, resources, and training to state and regional agency staff on systemic school reform, research-based instructional strategies for ELLs, and English Language Proficiency standards and assessments. In addition, she has 20 years of experience teaching English as a second language (ESL) classes.
National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)
Teachers for English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Carolina Teachers for Speakers of Other Languages (Car-TESOL)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)