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Gail is the current principal of Sugarland Elementary School in Sterling, Virginia, where she has served in this role for the past six years. Prior to her current position in Loudoun County Public Schools, she served for 22 years as an educator in Greensboro, North Carolina, beginning her journey as a teacher assistant, then teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
In addition to her role as principal, Gail serves as an online evaluator for Western Governor’s University and an online adjunct professor at Averett University. Recently, she launched her consulting business, Transforming Schools for Change, LLC. She plans to work with low-performing schools to transform them into highly-functioning learning centers where students are consistently engaged in authentic learning experiences that are rigorous and relevant to the world around them. She believes this can only be accomplished through determined, empowered educators who are “all in” for students.
Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s in School Administration, a master’s in Specialist in Education, and a doctorate in Education, all of which were earned at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has received many accolades and awards for her transformative work in schools; however, she feels her greatest accomplishment comes when schools are transformed so that all students are successful.
Gail is known as a cheerleader, supporter, and champion for teachers and children, and she strongly believes in building capacity and leadership in teachers. She loves to write (children’s books), travel, spend time with family and friends, and most importantly, being a homebody with no agenda except relaxing and watching romantic comedies and any home-improvement show.