Gayla Gilmore

Ms. Gilmore attended New York City public schools for her entire academic career prior to college. In addition to school, she relied on neighborhood programs to guide her through her formative years. Her experience growing up led her to a career in teaching and drives her involvement with organizations that empower youth.

Ms. Gilmore is currently in her tenth year of teaching history and social studies in the New York City public school system. She has implemented innovative strategies to enrich the basic curricula and enhance comprehension of the material ensuring the success of the students she serves. She has also worked with AmeriCorps, where she co-coordinated a literacy program that helped a NYC public school put books on tape so that second language learners could read and hear books in English to learn the language, and currently leads a Girl Scout troupe in Brooklyn where she grew up.

Ms. Gilmore holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a Masters in Secondary Education from Pace University, and Masters in Literacy from the City University of New York. Ms. Gilmore has lived in and developed a fondness for the Bronx over the past 4 years.