Gail is a teacher educator and a former administrator who resigned from teaching and administration in May 2010 to pursue her desire to develop an educational program that connects youth with the world and to promote a love of learning. Through-out her 35 year career, she has practiced anti-raciest and positive teaching where teaching and learning are interconnected.
In Fall 2011, Gail started Dedicated to Make a Change, L3C (DTMAC). In January 2017, Educate Youth 501c3 was started with the mission of increasing the Ypsilanti Community School high school graduation rate and post-high school plan, one student at a time. All of the youth programs and classes were moved from DTMAC to Educate Youth.
Gail has a rich and varied history as an educator. At the Evergreen State College, Olympia Wa, Gail studied Earth Science and Social Work. She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching in 1985 from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gina Wilson is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent and Young Adult Mathematics with over 15 years experience working with middle and high school students of all backgrounds and mathematical experiences. Ms. Wilson also writes curriculum enabling students from diverse backgrounds to achieve college and career readiness, advocates nationally for high quality instruction for students and high quality professional learning for educators, and is currently writing her dissertation about the experience of Black females as they transition from high school math to university math. Connect with her on Twitter @GinaWilsonNBCT