Gayle Allen is an experienced educator, researcher and entrepreneur who helps educational leaders drive transformative change. Her unique blend of theory and practice challenges teams to become collaborative, research-driven and digitally connected.
Gayle was the founder of two professional learning institutes for K-12 educators, before becoming the Chief Learning Officer for BrightBytes, the world’s leader in research and data for schools. She has been a teacher and administrator, while simultaneously serving as an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her articles on learning and leadership have appeared in countless publications, such as MindShift, EdSurge, Edutopia, and Getting Smart.
Gayle earned her Ed.D. and M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her MBA in innovation and global leadership from MIT.