George Lucas Educational Foundation
Gayle Allen

Gayle Allen

Teacher. Learner. Leader. Researcher.

Gayle Allen spent nearly two decades as a teacher, school leader, and founder of two professional development institutes. She holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she focused her research on teacher learning. Gayle currently works as an edupreneur in San Francisco and serves on the advisory board for BioBuilder Educational Foundation.


  • Arts Integration
    Any discussion about the educational benefits of a Maker curriculum should include the student experience of learning self-direction, withholding judgment, and persistence.