- Category: Teaching and Learning
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Gail Walker, Director of Teaching and Learning, leads the system in curriculum development and instructional planning, implementation, and supervision. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Martin receiving a Bachelors of Science in Home Economics Early Childhood and a Master of Science in Guidance Education. She completed 30 hours above masters at Cumberland University and her administration and supervision endorsement at Bethel University.
Gail has over 33 years in education as a classroom teacher, math coach, and supervisor of instruction. Before coming to Lexington City, Gail worked with Hollow Rock Bruceton as a math and reading classroom teacher. At Hollow Rock-Bruceton, Gail was selected 1990 Middle School Teacher of the Year. In Henderson County Gail taught middle school math and technology and was selected to work as the district math coach in 2004. She was selected as a Tennessee Representative to Singapore for The Center of Excellence in Math and Science Education at UTM and was accepted to the National Staff Development Council Coaches Academy. While teaching in Henderson County she received the 1999 Beaver Elementary School Teacher of the Year, selected 1999 Henderson County Middle School Teacher of the Year, selected District 1999 Middle School Teacher of the Year, and received the WSM Apple for the Teacher Award.
While serving at South Carroll Special School District as supervisor of instruction, the system received Reward School status scoring in the state's top 5% in TVASS growth.
Additionally, at the local level Gail has served as supervising teacher, school improvement and SACS chair, and in-services presenter. At the state level Gail has served as a trainer for Gateway Algebra I workshops, Summer Mathematics Workshops, and Eisenhower Regional Consortium Train the Trainer Workshops. She has served on two state curriculum revision committees, item analysis for state testing, and open-ended assessment development committee and training. Gail has presented at National NCTM and Teachers Teaching with Technology National Conferences, Title I, and other school districts. Gail has over 10 year experience as an adjunct professor for Bethel University teaching Problem Solving for Elementary Teachers and Mathematics Methods. In addition, Gail has conducted school reviews for the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools.